At least five persons were injured when an autorickshaw met with an accident and fell into a pond at Sonarubasha under Dharmanagar sub division.
The accident has triggered huge resentment among the common people.
The accident took place when an autorickshaw bearing number TR 05 2526 came to Dharmanagar hospital with four patients for check up. However, while returning from the hospital the auto driver tried to get past a cow stranded on the middle of the road and slipped into a nearby pond. Five persons were injured seriously.
Local people along with the police personnel reached the spot and rescued the victims from the ponds.
The injured along with the auto driver were rushed to Dharmanagar hospital. It is to be mentioned here that accidents rates have increased at Dharmanagar over past few days and no action is being taken by the authority to take any measure for controlling the accident rates.