Six persons died and two others were seriously injured in a road mishap on the National Highway-37 near Lepetkata in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district in the early morning on Thursday.

According to reports, the road mishap took place as the Bolero vehicle of a marriage party hit a trailer parked on the highway on the return journey from Sisi Borgaon of Dhemaji district to Bhogamur at Lepetkata.

The mishap took place at around 5.45 am.

The deceased have been identified as Hem Bora, Madan Bora, Jibak Saikia, Prakash Das, Deba Bora and Kanpai Bhuyan.

Officer-in-charge of Borbaruah police station Gaurav Chutia said, “The accident took place at around 5.45 am when a Bolero vehicle was returning from a marriage party at Dhemaji.”

“The vehicle hit a trailer parked at Lepetkata area,” the police officer said.

“We suspect that the accident took place due to heavy fog as the driver couldn’t see the parked trailer,” Chutia said.

“Six persons died on the spot and while two others were seriously injured. The injured have been taken to Assam Medical College Hospital (AMCH) for treatment,” the police officer further said.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com