Silchar, Nov 11: In a terrible accident, as many as nine persons reportedly died and one person sustained injury in a collision at Baithakhal area under Patherkandi constituency in Karimganj district.
Karimganj SP Padmanabh Baruah who rushed to the spot informed that one person has been sent to a nearby hospital while the identity of the deceased persons is underway. The incident took place at around 7:30 am; he said adding that force is deployed to avert any further untoward development while the investigation is in progress.
On the other hand, Patherkandi MLA Krishnendu Paul, in a social media post has urged upon the people to maintain calm. " In constant touch with the Police and localities for identification of the deceased and first aid to the injured person. Request everyone to maintain peace in the area. As per current information they were pilgrims returning from "Chaat Puja Ghat" Paul wrote.