Six die in Tripura accidents

 Six persons died and 25 others were injured in two separate accidents in northern part of Tripura, police said today.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 01, 2015, 14:37 PM IST

Agartala: Six persons died and 25 others were injured in two separate accidents in northern part of Tripura, police said today.

"Last night, a heavily overloaded passenger jeep lost control while climbing a steep hill near Thalcherra, a remote tribal hamlet near Indo-Bangla border in Dhalai district and fell into a gorge," SP (Police Control), Uttam Bhaumik said.

Four tribals died on the spot, another tribal person died on way to hospital and 25 others were injured, he said, adding the spot is about 160 km from here.

The injured are being treated at Kulai hospital of the district.

In a separate incident, one person died at Tilthai in orth Tripura district, about 185 km from here, when a speeding truck hit him as he was riding his bicycle yesterday.