IMPHAL, June 19: A road accident along highway No. 37 claimed 5 lives and had left 8 injured when a BRTF truck fell into the gorge near Irang Thong, Taobam Village at Jiribam Road, under Tamenglong district today evening at around 5.
The accident was believed to have occurred due to the driver’s failure to control the vehicle while trying to negotiate the deplorable condition of the road following heavy rain.
The 5 BRTF workers had died on the spot. Rescue work by Assam Rifles and BRTF is still in progress according to a source.