Five killed, 25 injured as bus falls into gorge in Assam

Five persons, including a mother and her three-year-old daughter, were on Thursday killed and another 25 injured when their bus lost control and fell into a gorge, police said.

Bongaigaon: Five persons, including a mother and her three-year-old daughter, were on Thursday killed and another 25 injured when their bus lost control and fell into a gorge, police said.

The bus was en route to Goalpara from Dhubri with 35 passengers when the mishap occurred beside the National Highway-37 at North Salmara part-1 here, the sources said.

The deceased have been identified as Rehana Begum (32), her daughter Mehjebin (3), residents of Malegarh area here; Sujit Das (22), resident of Bilasipara in Dhubri; and two residents of Boitamari area here - Sorobinda Ray (42) and Gofuruddin Sekh (53).

"Soon after overtaking a car, our bus lost control and rammed into the railing of the roadside bridge and fell into a gorge," said Sujit Mandal, a resident of Bahalpur in Dhubri who was among the injured.

The injured, who include driver and cleaner of the bus, have been admitted to a government civil hospital and a private hospital here, the sources said.

The locals rescued the injured and rushed them to hospitals by private vehicles before the arrival of ambulance and police at the site, according to the passengers.

 

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