Thursday, October 6, 2022

2 dead, 2 injured in road mishap in Pherima area

Staff Reporter

Two persons were killed and two injured in a road mishap in Pherima area here on Wednesday afternoon.
According to PRO Dimapur Police Bharat Laxman, the incident took place around 2.40 p.m. when the truck, belonging to the Nagaland police, was on its way to Dimapur and reportedly hit two bystanders near a makeshift roadside vendor shed.
After hitting the bystanders, the truck reportedly lost control and fell about 700 metres below the road. While one of the bystanders was killed on the spot, a lady was also injured. The driver of the truck– a police constable, was killed in the incident and co-driver sustained severe injuries, PRO said.
PRO said a police team that rushed to the spot retrieved the body of the truck driver some 400 metres below the road.
Both the injured persons were initially rushed to CHC Medziphema and the co-driver was later shifted to Christian Institute of Health Sciences & Research (CIHSR). The PRO mentioned that the bodies of the deceased were handed over to the respective family members. He said an investigation was on to ascertain the cause of the accident.