Road Accidents Kill 11 People In The Sonitpur District Of Assam

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At least eleven people were killed incuding a newly married couple in two separate road accidents in Assam’s Sonitpur district in the early hours of Saturday, police said.

According to reports, six people, including a newly-married couple were killed in a road accident in the Madhab area near Jamugurihat in Sonitpur district in the early hours of Saturday, when a vehicle collided head on with an oil tanker.

Five of those people were killed on the spot and the other person succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

In a separate incident, five labourers were killed when a brick-laden truck skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in the Gahpur area.

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