The accident occurred on Nationwide Freeway 37 within the Kanchanjuri space underneath Bagori police station within the district. The victims have been recognized as Rohit Das (23), Rishav Das (19) and Ankur Jyoti Bora (20) of Jorhat district and Rahul Senapati (20) of Majuli. The injured youth has been recognized as Sachin Bordoloi of Jorhat. Eyewitnesses mentioned the automotive fell into the gorge after one of many youths, who was driving, misplaced management of the car. An eyewitness mentioned the injured individual got here out of the car by breaking its window round 10-Quarter-hour after the car fell into the gorge. Police on being knowledgeable by the locals rushed to the spot and introduced out all 5, who had been nonetheless contained in the car, and took them to the Jakhalabandha state dispensary for medical help. Rohit, Rishav, Ankur and Rahul had been declared lifeless by the medical doctors on the well being centre.
Police suspected fatigue and drowsiness of the motive force behind the accident. “It takes a number of hours to journey by highway. The 5 buddies should have began their journey on Monday night time. So, he was in all probability drained and feeling sleepy for which he misplaced management of the car,” the police mentioned.
On Might 24, 5 joggers and morning walkers, together with two girls, had been killed and three others had been severely injured in a highway accident on Nationwide Freeway 15 at Sipajhar in Assam’s Darrang district after an over-speeding truck rammed into them. Among the many victims, three — Imdadul Hoque, Jintumoni Ahmed and Rekib Ali — had cleared the Class X board exams, outcomes of which had been declared per week after they had been killed, with flying colors.