Monsoon fury claims 4 more, death toll rises to 10 in 2018

Likabali-Basar stretch of road closed: DC

Heavy rainfall triggered landslides/stone fallings has turned BRTF road between Likabali and Basar very dangerous for plying of vehicles and even for normal foot march, especially along Likabali-Garu stretch, which claimed eight valuable lives in two major vehicular accidents within two days

Thus, Likabali-Basar stretch has been closed from 30.06.18 evening till 03.07.18 5 PM, Lower Siangi DC A K Singh, said in a WT message to his counterparts of West Siang, Upper Siang, Upper Subansirsi, Dhemaji besides Basar ADC and Gensi/Tirbin EAC.

This aims at facilitating the working agency to clear the road and make it safe for vehicular movement for ADC Basar only, the message added.

By A O News Service

ITANAGAR, June 30: Nature’s fury continued its devilish dance in Arunachal Pradesh with huge rock rolling down on a Tata Sumo from a hilltop carrying passenger from Basar in Lower Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh to Silapathar in Assam on Saturday that killed three passengers on the spot.

Four others sustained grievous injuries when the mishap occurred around 2.30 pm, Lower Siang SP S. Singpho said, adding deceased passengers of Summo (No AS-22C-2679) have been identified as Mozuhorol Islam, of Mugli Borguli village under Salmara PS of N/Lakhimpur district, Dehe Kalita of  Dhunaguri Kali Gaon village under Silapathar PS of Dhemaji district (both Assam) while 3rd one still unidentified.

The accident is repetition at the same spot within 24-hour as four ITBP personnel were killed and eight others were injured when a boulder had fallen on their mini bus there at the same time on Friday, he said, adding an UD case (No. 04/2018) has been registered with Likabali PS for today’s mishap.

In all eight male passengers, including the driver, were on the ill-fated Summo, he said. Two had died on the spot and six injured were evacuated to Likabali community health centre where another victim succumbed to his injury, the SP said, adding the identification process of the deceased was on.

Meanwhile, one more seriously injured ITBP jawan Anil Rana, who was seriously injured in Friday’s accident and evacuated to Dibrugarh Medical College along with five others injured ones, died today in the hospital today taking the death toll in ITBP bus accident to five, the SP said.

It may be recalled that 20 ITBP jawan in a minibus were traveling from Basar to their HQs in Likablai.

1 dies, 3 seriously hurt in bike mishap

Moreover, one youth died on the spot while three others sustained serious injuries when two bikes driven by them presumably collided in Lekhi village, near here in between 1 to 1.30 am on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Bengia Mangku, 23, of Pachin Colony, Naharalgun while the injured included Nabam Katung, 25, S/o Nabam Pacha of Taraso, Balijan; Teli Pinka, 23, S/o Teli Hid of Khamyir village, Balijan and Nangram Sanjay, 18, S/o Nangram Tabiak of Koloriang, Nirjuli police station OC in-charge SI Techi Nega told this daily. A case [No. 48/18 u/s 279/338/304 (A) IPC] has been registered and both bikes including Pulsar 220B/R No ARO6/7112 and unnumbered Avenger were seized.

Alerted by the sound, local residents alerted the police to swing into action; he said adding three injured were shifted to Tomo Riba Institute of Health Medical Science and the deceased to its morgue. While the trio has been referred to RKM Hospital today, the mortal remains were handed over to the family members after conducting post mortem.

The cause of the accident including from which direction which bike was coming is not known as there was neither any eye witness at the dead of night, he said adding statement would be taken from anyone one of the trio when capable as part of enquiry. However, the cause of the accident would be known only on receipt of medical report, he added.

The monsoon related death toll rose to 10 including  four laboureres buried alive to death by landslide in state capital here on June 24 last.


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