Road mishap claims one


KANGPOKPI, Aug.12: One FCI truck driver died while another three persons sustained minor injuries in an unfortunate road accident today near Kangpokpi.

The accident occurred at around 2:30 pm in the evening between Kangpokpi and Changoubung when a Bolero Jeep bearing regd. no MN07L/5432 heading towards Senapati collided with an FCI truck bearing regd no CG07C/5575 which was heading towards Imphal.

According to a source, the ill-fated truck was fully loaded with FCI rice and was one among many trucks escorted by CRPF.

The truck fell down a small gorge when it collided with the Bolero and the driver of the truck sustained severe injury.

Personnel of Kangpokpi police brought the injured driver at CHC, Kangpokpi where he succumbed after few treatment at the centre, according to police source.

The deceased driver is suspected to be from Muslim community. He is around 5’4 inch wearing formal dark blue pant and sky grey vest having moustache.

The other three bolero occupants who sustained minor injuries were given first aid at CHC, Kangpokpi and discharged.

In the meantime, Kangpokpi Youth Union and personnel of Kangpokpi police looked after the ill-fated vehicle and loaded goods at the site till filing of this report.


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