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Six killed, 26 injured in Assam road accident


Diphu/Rangiya (Assam): Six people were killed and 26 others injured in two different mishaps in Assam’s Karbi Anglong and Kamrup (Rural) districts today, police said.

Five people were killed on the spot and four others critically injured when a speeding Manipur-bound truck collided with two auto-rickshaws on National Highway 39 at Gautambasti of Karbi Anglong district, Superintendent of Police M J Mahanta said.

An autorickshaw is still trapped under the truck and efforts are on to rescue the persons trapped inside, he said.

The injured have been admitted to Dimapur Railway Hospital in a critical condition.

In another mishap, one person was killed and 22 seriously injured when two vehicles collided head-on in Kamrup (Rural) district today, police said.

A speeding bus and a mini-truck collided head-on at Bartejpur near Mirza on National Highway 37 this morning, killing the truck driver on the spot and seriously injuring 22 others, police said.

The injured have been admitted to Mirza and Rampur Primary Health centres while some have been shifted to Gauhati Medical College Hospital, sources said.


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