Eleven person killed in Assam road mishap

GUWAHATI(PTI): Eleven persons were killed in two separate road accidents in Assam’s Sonitpur district today, the police said.

Six persons of a marriage party, including the newly married couple, died when the bus in which they were travelling collided head on with an oil tanker at Jamugurihat on National Highway 15 this morning.

Five persons, including the couple, died on the spot, while another person succumbed to his injuries at Kanaklata Civil Hospital here.

The couple have been identified as Dilip and Asha Sahu, while the others are yet to be identified.

In another mishap, five labourers were killed on the spot when the brick laden truck, in which they were travelling, skidded off the road and turned turtle at Gohpur Hawajan on NH 15 in the same district, police added.