A journalist from Arunachal Pradesh was killed in a road accident on Monday night in the state’s Changlang district.

Journalist Jason Khangthing, who worked as the correspondent of Arunachal Today, was reportedly returning to Miao on a bike, when the accident took place.

The accident happened at Mpen, about 6 kms from Miao town.

Reportedly, he was riding a pillion on a motorbike that his uncle was driving.

At the 4 Mile point of Mpen, there were three tractors ahead of them.

They reportedly overtook two tractors but were hit by the trailer of the third one.

He was rushed to a hospital in Dibrugarh in a critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the tractor was reportedly driving without a license.

While the details of the incident have to be investigated completely, the press fraternity expresses its deepest sorrow on his passing.

“Khangthing was a promising journalist who had yet to realise his full potential. His death has left us with a void that cannot be filled,” a statement from the Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists, Arunachal Press Club, and Arunachal Electronic & Digital Media said.

The joint statement called for a fair investigation into the incident.

“At this time of sorrow, our prayers are with the family,” the statement said.

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