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One died, 10 injured after passenger auto, pickup track collided in Khowai


BY TC News Desk

Agartala, 22nd February 2024 : Tragedy struck in Khowai as a fatal road rage incident claimed the life of one individual, leaving ten others severely injured. The mishap occurred when a passenger auto collided with a pick-up truck at Sonatola village in the Khowai district on a rainy Thursday.

Khowai District Superintendent of Police, Ramesh Yadav, reported that the collision occurred amid heavy rain, causing the auto and pick-up truck to collide. The impact resulted in injuries to ten individuals, with one person tragically losing their life on the spot. The injured victims were promptly transferred to GB Pant Hospital in Agartala for medical attention.

Detailing the incident, SP Yadav explained, “During heavy rain in Khowai this afternoon, one passenger auto and one pick-up truck met with an accident. In this, 10 persons were injured, and one died on the spot. After the incident, we shifted one person to Khowai where the lady was declared brought dead, and the rest of them were referred to GB Pant hospital in Agartala. Due to the rain, the auto driver somehow collided with the pick-up truck, and then it turned turtle. Around six persons were inside the auto.”

Tripura Chief Minister Prof. Dr. Manik Saha expressed condolences and directed medical personnel to provide proper treatment to the injured victims. Taking to X (formerly known as Twitter), Dr. Saha stated, “An unfortunate accident took place between a passenger auto and a mini truck at Sonatola Tri-Junction area in Khowai district today. In this incident, one passenger died, and eleven people were injured, out of which nine people are undergoing treatment at Agartala GB Hospital as their condition is critical. I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved family and wish the injured a speedy recovery. Also, gave proper instructions to the doctors on duty to treat the injured.”

The victims were identified as Kakali Debbarma, Payel Debbarma, Mahek Debbarma, Samir Debbarma, Rustam Debbarma, Lokesh Debbarma, Manimala Debbarma, Manoj Debbarma, Bindu Debbarma.

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