Nine killed in road mishap in Tripura

November 15th, 2008 - 10:22 pm ICT by ANI  

Govinda

By Pinaki Das

Agartala, Nov 15 (ANI): At least nine people died and 30 critically injured following a road traffic accident on the national high 44 on Saturday in Tripura.

The incident occurred at around 12 p.m. when three vehicles had a head-on collided at a tri-junction near Gakulnagar, 17 kilometre south from here.

The incident happened when two jeeps had a head-on collision and another speeding jeep coming from the back banged the two jeeps.

Five person including two drivers died on the spot while the injured were first take to the Bishalghar hospital from where after first aid were referred to the Govinda Ballabh Panth Memorial Hospital in Agartala.

Four of the injured including one woman was declared brought dead while more than 30 are under treatment.

Most the injured were in critical condition and the doctors had to go for immediate surgery to save the patients.

One of the victims, R. Chakraborty who was going toward Udaipur said that the accident occurred due to over speeding of the vehicles which were coming from opposite direction and another vehicle collided with them from the back. (ANI)

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