Fatal truck mishap, 2 killed, 10 injured

Silchar, March 15: In a fatal truck mishap that took place around noon of this day on NH-53 near Chiri bridge under Lakhipur police station of Cachar, two labourers died, one on the spot and the other after being admitted in Silchar Medical College and Hospital. While Rana Karmakar died on the spot, Ajit Bouri in the Medical College Hospital. According to information receivedhere, the truck with registration number AS-01-DD-2587 laden with 300 bags of cement and 5 bags of coal while on way to Lakhipur godown from Shibpur warehouse overturned and rolled down on the road side paddy field.
The driver is believed to have lost control due to the failure of steering wheel. Both the driver and the handyman made their escape good and are absconding. On receiving the information, SDO (civil) BC Nath along with SI of police Mridul Bora and Arjun Singhof Lakhipur Police Station accompanied by other police men rushed to the spot and helped the rescue operation started by the local people.
10 other labourers were seriously injured being trapped under the bags of cement. They were rushed to the nearest Enammuel rural clinic of Lakhipur. But, consideringtheir critical condition, they were taken to SMCH and are undergoingtreatment there. According to the hospital sources, their condition isstated to be stable. (sentinelassam)

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