A rescue team at the accident site at Jessami road junction in Awang Kasom of Manipur’s Ukhrul district

The injured being administered first-aid

Ukhrul: A two-year boy was killed and seven others of the same family were reportedly injured when the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a 20-ft gorge in Manipur’s Ukhrul district recently.

According to reports, the incident took place when the vehicle slipped at Jessami road junction in Awang Kasom. The SUV belonged to Rev Happyson, a pastor at Awang Kasom Baptist Church, who was travelling along with his family members during the time of accident from Ukhrul to Awang Kasom village.

Soon after the news of the road accident, a Quick Reaction Team of the Assam Rifles under the Somsai Battalion in Ukhrul district was rushed from the company operating base at Awang Kasom along with a nursing assistant, reports said.

“Seven family members, who were rescued, were provided with emergency medical treatment at the site. However, a two-year-old infant lost his life due to injuries suffered during the accident,” an Assam Rifles official release said.

Seven members of a family sustained injuries due to the accident

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