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Seven killed, 13 injured in road accident in Assam


Tinsukia:  Seven members of a Bihu dance performing troupe were killed and 13 others seriously injured when a mini-bus in which they were travelling collided with a dumper in upper Assam’s Tinsukia district today.

The troupe were returning after performing at a Bihu cultural function when their mini-bus collided with the dumper at the entry point of Digboi town killing five on the spot, while two others succumbed to their injuries in the hospital, district administration officials said.

The injured were admitted to Tinsukia Civil Hospital and Assam Medical College Hospital in neighbouring Dibrugarh district, police sources said.

Six of the deceased have been identified as Dipika Moran (16), Annie Moran (18), Akash Pratim Sarma (21), Biswajit Chetia (23), Sanjib Sakhab (20) and Khagen Das (21).

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