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21 killed in Manipur mishaps

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IMPHAL, March 27 - At least 21 people, including three women, were killed and more than 35 others seriously wounded in three separate road accidents in Manipur today.

Eleven people, including a woman, lost their lives and more than 20 others sustained injury when an Imphal-bound bus (MN014A-9503) coming from Dimapur plunged into a gorge on the Imphal-Mao sector of the NH-2 in Senapati district, about 90 km from here, around 3:30 am.

Eight passengers were killed on the spot, while one succumbed to injury on way to Lairouching where the nearest health centre is located. Later, one each died at hospitals at Senapati and Imphal.

The death toll is likely to rise as the condition of some the injured passengers is serious. Police said that the cause of the accident is being ascertained even as a case has been registered at Mao police station.

In the second incident of the day a goods truck fell down from the highway on a deep valley at Lairouching, 80 km north of Imphal, around 10 in the morning. The driver of the truck was killed on the spot while the handyman sustained injury.

In the third accident, an Imphal-bound passenger vehicle (AS11-BC-2923) coming from Jiribam fell into a deep gorge near Irang bridge on NH-37, about 100 km west of here, around 12:45 pm killing nine passengers, including two women. The rest of the 15 passengers travelling on the vehicle, who sustained injuries were evacuated to RIMS Hospital here.

Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla condoled the deaths and conveyed her sympathies to the bereaved family members. Chief Minister N Biren Singh, currently in New Delhi to make courtesy calls on President, Prime Minister and others after assuming office in Manipur, also expressed grief over the accidents and condoled the deaths.

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21 killed in Manipur mishaps

IMPHAL, March 27 - At least 21 people, including three women, were killed and more than 35 others seriously wounded in three separate road accidents in Manipur today.

Eleven people, including a woman, lost their lives and more than 20 others sustained injury when an Imphal-bound bus (MN014A-9503) coming from Dimapur plunged into a gorge on the Imphal-Mao sector of the NH-2 in Senapati district, about 90 km from here, around 3:30 am.

Eight passengers were killed on the spot, while one succumbed to injury on way to Lairouching where the nearest health centre is located. Later, one each died at hospitals at Senapati and Imphal.

The death toll is likely to rise as the condition of some the injured passengers is serious. Police said that the cause of the accident is being ascertained even as a case has been registered at Mao police station.

In the second incident of the day a goods truck fell down from the highway on a deep valley at Lairouching, 80 km north of Imphal, around 10 in the morning. The driver of the truck was killed on the spot while the handyman sustained injury.

In the third accident, an Imphal-bound passenger vehicle (AS11-BC-2923) coming from Jiribam fell into a deep gorge near Irang bridge on NH-37, about 100 km west of here, around 12:45 pm killing nine passengers, including two women. The rest of the 15 passengers travelling on the vehicle, who sustained injuries were evacuated to RIMS Hospital here.

Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla condoled the deaths and conveyed her sympathies to the bereaved family members. Chief Minister N Biren Singh, currently in New Delhi to make courtesy calls on President, Prime Minister and others after assuming office in Manipur, also expressed grief over the accidents and condoled the deaths.