Silchar, Feb 19 : Two people were killed and a dozen injured in a head-on collision between a traveler and an auto in the Shalchapra Barakpar area of Cachar on Friday morning, police sources said.
The auto was coming from Salchapra and the Traveler from Silchar side, when the accident took place after the latter lost control and hit hard into the auto. Due to the impact, the Auto and the traveler, both plunged off cliff and fell into road side 20ft deep field.
The deceased were identified as Mira Rani Das and Asit Chandra Das. Mira Rani Das (40) is a resident of Katigora Shivnarayanpur and was travelling in the auto with his son Samarjit Das. The other victim was identified as Asit Chandra Das, whose residence is in Shalchapra area.
Among others, who were injured, few were said to be in critical condition when rushed to hospital. Among them is Samarjit Das, son of the deceased woman, several businessmen, including Kolkata’s Bishwanath Saha and Manish Daga, are undergoing treatment at the surgery department of the SMCH.
Many others are undergoing treatment but their identities could not be ascertained as they are in unconscious state.