BONGAIGAON, May 7 - One passenger was killed and 44 others, including 15 women and five children were injured when a bus they were travelling in collided head-on with a Tata Sumo at Majgaon near the town today at around 10-30 am.
The bus bearing registration number AS19 A 5721 was coming to Bongaigaon from Goalpara and the Tata Sumo was going from Bongaigaon carrying medicines to a public health centre when the mishap occurred.
The deceased has been identified as Abdul Gofur Ali (61), a retired Malaria Inspector who was serving at Manikpur block Primary Health Centre. He was a passenger of the bus.
Of the 44 injured, ten have been referred to the Barpeta Medical College hospital, two are admitted at the Civil hospital here and the rest were released after providing first aid.
�Since the mishap occurred during day time, our whole hospital staff was able to offer best services and managed to send the critical victims to Barpeta in time�, Hospital Superintendent in Charge Dr O Chakravarty said.