7 killed, 20 injured as bus rams into truck in Assam

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Dhubri (Assam), Dec 27 (PTI) Seven people were killed and 20 others injured after a passenger bus collided head-on with a truck on National Highway-17 in Assam's Kokrajhar district on Sunday, police said.

The accident happened at Chataguri near Panbari area under the jurisdiction of Bogribari police station.

'Local people and a police team rescued the passengers from the mangled vehicles and sent them to hospitals. We have got reports that seven people lost their lives,' a senior police officer said.

He said that 20 others were injured in the accident and they were being treated at various hospitals in the area and Guwahati.

The bus was travelling from Sapatgram to Dhubri, while the truck was on its way to Guwahati, they added.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal condoled the loss of lives in the accident and wished speedy recovery of the injured. PTI COR TR SBN NN NN