Road Accident Kills Three In Assam’s Udalguri District

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At least three people including a child were killed and eight others injured in a road mishap in Assam’s Udalguri district on Saturday morning, officials said.

The incident took place in the Rowta area in the district in the wee hours of Saturday. Three people were killed on the spot and eight others were injured in a head on collision between a speedy Mahindra Scorpio SUV and a truck.

The deceased persons were identified as 3 year-old Janartha Pathak, Ghanasyam Mishra and Sivnarayan Pandey.

The injured persons were admitted to Mangaldoi civil hospital and four of them were shifted to Guwahati medical college hospital.

The deceased and injured persons all came from the Balia district of Uttar Pradesh and they were on the way to Guwahati.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.