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Kipili’s vehicle involved in mishap
Staff Reporter Dimapur, Jun 6 (NPN):
Published on 7 Jun. 2009 1:30 AM IST
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Enraged public of Longsa village, Wokha blocked the state highway between Wokha and Kohima after the vehicle (Bolero No. NL 10-6278) of chairman NSMDC Kilpili Sangtam hit two motorcycles coming from the opposite direction, killing one on the spot and seriously injuring three. The deceased was identified as one Ashemo Ezung (35) of Longsa village, Wokha. It was reported that legs of two were broken while the third sustained head injury. One of riders, however escaped unhurt. One of the injured was identified as Phandemo Ezung of Longsa village while the identity of another injured could not be established. According to sources, one of the motor bikes which was run over by the Bolero was completely crushed under wheels. The incident occurred at a place some two and half kilometers short of Longsa from Kohima Saturday at around 4.30 p.m. The sources said Mr Kipili rushed to Kohima in one of the escort vehicles as public gathered at the spot. The three injured were rushed to civil hospital and later shifted to Kohima for further medical treatment. Meanwhile Chief Secretary Nagaland, Lalthara who was on his way was also stopped by the village people. The blockade was cleared after the matter was resolved at a meeting between the chief secretary, DC and SP Wokha with the villagers. CM appeals for calm Terming Saturday’s road accident, involving NSMDC chairman, Kipili Sangtam’s vehicle as “unfortunate”, the state chief minister, Neiphiu Rio has appealed the public and the affected families to maintain calm and not to worsen the situation. Conveying this message through his press secretary, the chief minister also mourned the unfortunate demise of the accident victim. He said the government was taking every possible measure to ensure that best medical treatment is attended to the injured, and if required they would be airlifted to outside state for treatment. The government would also take care of victims’ welfare, it was informed.

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