The group was travelling from Dayun circle in Changlang district towards Parshuram Kund in Tezu district of Arunachal Pradesh when the accident happened
The group was travelling from Dayun circle in Changlang district towards Parshuram Kund in Tezu district of Arunachal Pradesh when the accident happened|Representational image
ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Arunachal: 3 people out on picnic dead after vehicle turns turtle

The incident happened when the pickup vehicle that the group was travelling in met with a road accident on Namsai-Wakro national highway; several others injured

Rishu Kalantri

Rishu Kalantri

Tinsukia: Three people died in a road accident on the Namsai-Wakro national highway in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

While one died on the spot, who was identified as Satyapati Chakma, 19 others were injured in the accident. The death toll increased to three after two more persons succumbed to their injuries while being treated at Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh, Assam.

The group was on the way for a picnic, travelling in a pick-up vehicle with Assam registration number, from Dayun circle in Changlang district towards Parshuram Kund in Tezu district.

Speaking with EastMojo, Namsai SP Ankit Singh said, "Their vehicle turned turtle near Tengapani reserve forest after the driver of the vehicle lost control while negotiating a sharp turn.”

"One woman died on the spot and one in hospital,” Singh said adding: "A case (02/20) under section of 279/304(a)/337/338 of Indian Penal Code has been registered.”

The medical superintendent of Namsai district hospital, A Wailong, said, "We received 19 injured persons. Few of them were referred to the Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh in Assam.”

"Two persons succumbed to their injuries,” added Wailong.

For more such stories, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Activate Website Notifications to stay updated.

EastMojo
www.eastmojo.com