Imphal, 27 March 2017 ( Evening News ) : A Tourist Passenger bus coming from Dimapur to Imphal had an ill fated accident between Maram and Makhan, under Senapati District near a bridge around 4 AM this morning at least 10 persons. 12 amongst the injured are being treated at RIMS Hospital while 5 are being treated at JNIMS. 2 persons amongst the 12 in RIMS are still unconscious till the time of filing this report. One person amongst the death succumbed to injuries at Shija Hospital. The other dead bodies haven’t reached Imphal yet. The death toll is likely to rise as many of the injured are in serious condition. The ill-fated bus bearing registration number MNO1- 4A 9503, carrying around 40 passengers left Dimapur for Imphal around 9 pm last night. Deputy Chief Minister, Yumnam Joykumar and Health Minister, Langpolakpam Jayentakumar are monitoring the case and 4000 rupees each for treatment has been provided as a first step. Deputy Chief Minister, said the cause of the the accident is still unknown. He said necessary investigations will be carried out and that a cabinet discussions will be held soon to provide Compensation to the victims.
On the other hand, another Tata Winger carrying passengers from Jiribam to Imphal had an accident between Khongsang and Irang killing 7 people. The accident took place about 20 minutes past noon today. Also in another incident at Lairou village under Senapati Police Station, a good truck driver was killed when the truck had an accident at 9:30 this morning.