Fatal Accident Kills two, 11 injured  Picnickers, in Assam’s Barak Valley


Two picnickers were killed and 11 others injured in a road accident in Assam’s Karimganj district, a police officer said on Sunday.

The vehicle in which the picnic party was traveling fell into a ditch in the Ratabari area on Saturday evening, the officer said.

A group of youths had gone for a picnic in the Katlicherra area in neighbouring Hailakandi district and their vehicle met with an accident while returning.

The official said the deceased have been identified as Aftab Uddin Laskar and Biswajit Lohar. “The injured were first taken to the local hospital at Katlicherra, from where they were shifted to Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH),” he said. A police team from nearby Ratabari police station carried out the rescue operation with the help of local people, the officer added.