TURA, Sept 11 - Five people, including three women and a minor, were feared killed after a tempo carrying passengers from Assam hit an electric post after the driver lost control in a steep incline near Agalanggre village, in the town outskirts here today.
A three-month-old infant, who was also in the tempo, was thrown off the vehicle. However, the search for the child have been futile till the filing of this report.
The incident occurred on Monday at around 10.45 am near the Meghalaya Home Guards compound. Prompt action by the men in uniform ensured less damage though two of the victims succumbed on the spot.
According to police, two of the passengers, including a woman died on the spot, with three more succumbing at Tura Civil Hospital, where the victims were being treated.
The tempo was carrying 14 passengers (mostly women and children) when the accident occurred.
The deceased were from Bengarbhita and Kalapani villages under Mankachar Police Station in South Salmara of Assam.