19 killed, 44 injured in separate road accidents in three Manipur

Imphal: Nineteen people were killed on Monday and 44 others were injured in three accidents in Manipur. Eight persons were killed and six others were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in rolled down and fell into a 300 mt deep gorge at Khongsang in Tamenglong district, police said.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The vehicle was on its way to Imphal when the mishap occurred in the afternoon on Jiribam-Imphal National Highway, they said.

In the early hours of the day, 10 people were killed in another road mishap in Senapati district. Police said a tourist bus from Dimapur fell into a stream between Makhan and Chakhumai area at around 3.30 am killing 10 passengers. Around 38 others were also reported to be injured in the mishap. In a separate incident, a truck driver was killed in a third road accident at Lairouching in Senapati district this afternoon.

Investigations are underway to ascertain the cause of the mishaps, a senior police officer said.

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Updated Date: Mar 27, 2017 22:44:20 IST