In a very tragic accident, a 30-year-old mother and her six-year-old son were crushed to death by a speeding tanker at Namrup in Dibrugarh district of Assam. The accident took place today (Sep 18) morning when Momi Gogoi Phukon was taking her son Rajpal to school in her bicycle.
Six-year-old Rajpal Phukon was a Class I student of Bee Hive Assam Public School. The driver of the tanker bearing registration number NL-05D-4163 fled after the accident.
The tanker was ferrying chemicals from the Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL).
Meanwhile, people staged a protest at the Dhudor Ali demanding action against speeding tankers besides seeking adequate compensation to the kin of the deceased. Some of the agitated protesters also pelted stones at the fuel tanker.