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Three youths were killed in a road mishap at Makum in upper Assam’s Tinsukia district on Tuesday.

According to police, the mishap took place when two KTM RC motorbikes collided head on with a Royal Enfield.

The impact of the collision was so severe that the two bike riders died on the spot and another died on the way to the Tinsukia civil hospital.

The deceased motorcyclists have been identified as Rishabh Baruah of Thermal, Pulin Dey of Jyotinagar and Bhairab Gohain of Kokortoli.

Meanwhile, Krishna Mahato, a resident of Jyotinagar, is undergoing treatment at Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH).

Police said most of the accidents occur due to rash and drunken driving.

On September 28, three women died while several injured in a road accident at Rangagora road in upper Assam Tinsukia district.

Police seized the crushed vehicles and sent the bodies for conducting post-mortem in Tinsukia civil hospital.

Last year on August 19, in a similar case, one person died and three others including a woman were injured when two speeding bikes collided head-on at Makum-Borguri bypass in Lasenga village under Tinsukia Police Station.

Also read: Assam: 1 killed, 3 injured in road mishap at Tinsukia

The deceased was identified as Prabin Karmakar of Tinsukia while Prince Gogoi, his friend Roktim Gogoi of Bapapung area in Digboi along with a girl were injured.

The Assam government has already implemented the new Motor Vehicle Act with hefty fines for violation of the rules of the road and traffic norms including rush driving.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at:

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