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13 killed in Mizoram, Tripura mishaps

By The Assam Tribune

Aizawl/Agartala, March 28 (IANS): At least 13 people, including two couples, were killed in separate incidents in Mizoram and Tripura, police said on Sunday.

A Mizoram Police spokesman said at least nine people, including two couples and a man and his son, were electrocuted after a private mini-bus they were traveling in came in contact with a live overhead electric wire in Saiha district of southern Mizoram late Saturday.

"The Phura village-bound bus was carrying 36 passengers from Saiha town. The aluminium-made utensils on its roof came in contact with the live overhead electric wires," a police officer said, adding the victims immediately jumped from the moving bus.

In Tripura, four people were killed and 30 injured in separate road accidents.

"Two middle-aged men were killed and 30 injured when a speeding Khowai-bound passenger bus dashed into a roadside tree at Mohanpur in western Tripura on Saturday night," police spokesman Nepal Das said.

In the other accident, two people were killed in western Tripura since Saturday night.

Road accidents claim more lives than insurgent attacks in Tripura and Mizoram, the two northeastern states once ravaged by terrorism.

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13 killed in Mizoram, Tripura mishaps

Aizawl/Agartala, March 28 (IANS): At least 13 people, including two couples, were killed in separate incidents in Mizoram and Tripura, police said on Sunday.

A Mizoram Police spokesman said at least nine people, including two couples and a man and his son, were electrocuted after a private mini-bus they were traveling in came in contact with a live overhead electric wire in Saiha district of southern Mizoram late Saturday.

"The Phura village-bound bus was carrying 36 passengers from Saiha town. The aluminium-made utensils on its roof came in contact with the live overhead electric wires," a police officer said, adding the victims immediately jumped from the moving bus.

In Tripura, four people were killed and 30 injured in separate road accidents.

"Two middle-aged men were killed and 30 injured when a speeding Khowai-bound passenger bus dashed into a roadside tree at Mohanpur in western Tripura on Saturday night," police spokesman Nepal Das said.

In the other accident, two people were killed in western Tripura since Saturday night.

Road accidents claim more lives than insurgent attacks in Tripura and Mizoram, the two northeastern states once ravaged by terrorism.