12 killed in road accident in Assam
Twelve people were killed on the spot and eight others seriously injured when the vehicle in which they were travelling hit a truck on NH-37 in Assam’s Golaghat district, police said.
The victims, five women and seven men, were travelling from Dhakuakhana in Lakhimpur district to Dergaon. Their vehicle collided with the heavily-loaded truck at Lotabari early this morning, killing 12 persons on the spot.
There were three couples among the victims, who have been identified as Deepankar and Moni Bora, Atul Bora and Pranati Bora, Probin and Runu Barua, Durba Dutta, Dharmeshwar Baruah, Sanjay
Saikia, Lalit Das, Molani Bora and Manabi Bora.
The driver of the vehicle had jumped out to save himself, but was critically injured in the mishap.
The injured have been admitted to the Jorhat Medical College Hospital where their condition was stated to be critical.
The victims all hailed from three villages in Golaghat district and were returning from a religious congregation at Dhakuakhana.