Tragedy continues to strike Likabali in Arunachal Pradesh even as three more people were reportedly crushed to death on Saturday at the same spot near Likabali in Lower Siang district where four personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were killed by a landslide-triggered falling boulder on Friday.
According to police, a white Tata Sumo carrying eight people, including the driver, was on its way from Aalo to Silapathar in Assam when a large boulder fell on the vehicle, sometime between 2 and 3 pm, on the BRTF road between Likabali and Basar.
Two people died on the spot while one died on the way to the health facility in Likabali.
Two of the deceased have been identified as Mozuhorol Islam and Dehe Kalita.
Meanwhile, Lower Siang Deputy Commissioner (in-charge) M Karlo has issued an order closing down the road for four days, from June 30 to July 3 to clear the road and make it safe for vehicular traffic.
Meanwhile, one ITBP jawan who had sustained serious injuries in the Friday’s incident succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, raising the death toll to five.
Out of the eight injured, the condition of two personnel were stated to be critical.
They are presently undergoing treatment in Dibrugarh of eastern Assam.
Four Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel were crushed to death when their vehicle was hit by a huge boulder, loosened by monsoon rains, on the Basar-Akajan road in Lower Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.