17 injured in road accident

SILCHAR, Nov 23: Two cruisers moving in opposite directions collided head on at Ghantaghar, close to Chiri Bridge of Poilapool on NH 37 in the evening of Wednesday. The incident occurred when a cruiser bound to Jirighat collided head on with another cruiser coming from Jirighat at Ghantaghar.
Around 17 passengers of both the vehicles sustained injuries while the condition of 3 are critical. The injured passengers were rushed to Silchar Medical College and Hospital soon after the mishap. Both the cruisers were packed with capacity.
However, drivers of both the vehicles absconded from the spot. Damage of the vehicles indicated that both were on high speed. Investigating officer, Arjun Singh, SI, Lakhipur Police Station, suspected that the vehicles were in high speed and the drivers lost control. However, police are yet to ascertain whose fault it was. (SentinelAssam)

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