CORRESPONDENT

Haflong March 30: In a tragic accident, at least one security personal died on the spot while 14 others were seriously injured on Monday afternoon near Dittakchera under Harangajao police station in Dima Hasao district when the bus they were travelling in plunged into a gorge.

The police team from Harangajao rushed to the spot immediately after the accident and brought all the injured persons to Harangajao PHC who were then referred to Haflong Civil Hospital for further treatment. The deceased has been identified as Anup Bhuyan who was driving the vehicle.

Superintendent of Police, Dima Hasao, Jayant Singh rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.

The ill-fated bus carrying security personnel for election in Barak Valley plunged into gorge while negotiating a stretch of dilapidated under-construction road between Harangajao to Balachera portion of NH 54E.

The death toll of the accident rose to two with another death of injured person who was identified as Hemkanta Gogoi. All the other injured persons are being sent to Silchar for better treatment.