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Assam: 9 People Returning from Chhath Puja Killed After Their Autorickshaw Rams Into Speeding Truck In Karimganj

As per reports, the accident took place between an auto-rickshaw and a cement carrying vehicle at Assam-Tripura National Highway no 8 in Karimganj

GUWAHATI-   In a tragic incident, at least nine people including three children were killed after head-on-collision between a truck and an autorickshaw in Assam’s Karimganj district on Thursday. The deceased persons were returning from ChhathPuja.

As per reports, the accident took place between an auto-rickshaw and a cement carrying vehicle at Assam-Tripura National Highway no 8 in Karimganj on Thursday morning at around 7:30 AM.

The deceased have been identified as Duja Bai Panika, Salu Bai Panika, Garuv Das Panika , Shambhu Das Panika, Lalon Guswami, Puja Gorh, Deb Gorh, Sanu Ree, Manglae Karmakar and Tupu Karmakar.

Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “I deeply mourn the tragic death of 9 persons in an accident at Baitakhal, Patharkhandi this morning. One injured is admitted to hospital.@assampolice is trying to trace the driver of the truck who had fled the scene after hitting the auto deceased were travelling in.”

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