Guwahati, September 23: In a tragic incident, at least 10 people were killed and several others were injured in a road accident in Assam on Monday. According to a tweet by ANI, the horrific accident took place on NH-37 in Demow in Sibsagar district after an overspeeding bus collided with a tempo in the northeastern state today. Reports inform that the injured ones have been admitted to the nearby hospital.
As soon as the incident was reported, police rushed to the spot to take a stock of the situation. The accident was so horrific that police fear the casualty figure might increase. According to a report by Northeast News, the accident took place at Thawra bridge in Demow. The report further adds that the front portion of the traveller was completely ravaged in the impact of the collision. Road Accidents in India: 17 Die Every Hour, 29 Children Each Day; 413 Fatalities Daily.
Here's the tweet:
Assam: 10 people died and several others were injured in a collision between a bus & a tempo traveller on NH-37 in Demow, Sibsagar district, earlier today. Injured have been admitted to hospital. pic.twitter.com/LcGaWTCMYY
— ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2019
Eyewitnesses claimed that both the vehicles were at high speed despite the incessant rain at the time of the incident. The identity of the passengers is yet to be ascertained. The report states that the ultra bus bore registration number AS-05-C-5999 and the traveller had the registration number AS-23-BC-6878.