New Delhi: At least 7 people died and more than 20 were left injured after an Assam State Transport Corporation bus lost its control and fell into a pond in Assam, news agency ANI reported on Saturday. The incident took place between Guwahati and Mukalmua. Also Read - Assam Doctor in PPE Kit Dances to ‘Ghungroo’ to Cheer up COVID-19 Patients, Video Goes Viral | Watch
The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital and the rescue operation is underway. More details are awaited in the accident. Police have reached the accident site and taking stock of the situation. Also Read - Assam CM Speaks to Mizoram Counterpart After Several Injured in Border Clash, Centre Calls Meet
Recently, three persons were drowned and at least 11 others went missing after an overloaded motorised country boat capsized in the Brahmaputra river near Guwahati after hitting a rock.
In August, 15 coaches of a goods train were derailed near Digaru Railway Station in Assam. The incident had affected the movement of trains in the route. However, no casualties or injuries were reported. In a similar incident in July, a bogie of a goods train derailed near the Akbarganj railway station in Amethi, affecting rail traffic.