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Four persons were killed and four others seriously injured on Monday in a road mishap on the Imphal-Jiribam national highway in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district.

Police officials said the accident happened when an empty truck coming from Imphal side carrying manual labourers skidded off the road and plunged into more than 100 feet deep gorge along the highway at Leinganglok, about two kms away from New Keithelmanbi police station.

The truck is believed to be travelling to a stone quarry site near Kotlien on the same route for usual transportation of stones.

The three persons died at the spot while another injured person succumbed to injury at the hospital, police officials said.

The four injured persons including the driver of the truck have been admitted to a hospital in Imphal.

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