Crime and Accident

6 dead as bus falls off bridge in Assam’s Sonitpur

6 dead as bus falls off bridge in Assam’s Sonitpur

Tezpur: At least six people died and two others were seriously injured when a vehicle rolled down a bridge at Nine Mile in Assam’s Sonitpur district this evening, police said.

The group, consisting of eight people, was returning from a picnic when their vehicle hit the edge of the bridge at Bhalukpong near Arunachal Pradesh border and fell from it, Superintendent of Police, Sonitpur district, P P Singh said.

While six of them died on the spot, one of the seriously injured was being brought to district headquarters Tezpur and the other was admitted at Bhalukpong Civil Hospital, he said.

The deceased hailed from Tezpur’s Katekibari area, Singh said, adding that the bodies were yet to be identified.