Guwahati : A bus heading towards Chhaygaon turned turtle and met with a fatal road accident killing two passengers on the spot. The deceased have been identified as Siyafati Begum and Arzina Begum. Meanwhile 15 other have sustained severe injuries.
Soon after the accident, the injured persons were admitted to the Chhaygaon Primary Health Centre and later they were referred to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) ad their health deteriorated.
It may be mentioned here that a bus carrying at least 52 people travelling towards Golaghat district for the NRC hearing met with an accident near the 9th-mile area in the outskirts of Guwahati on August 4th, 2019. Over 20 passengers were seriously injured and two died in the accident.
Panic gripped the minority communities in Lower Assam districts after they received fresh re-verification notices for their NRC credentials. The notices were served on August 3rd-4th, 2019 to people from Kamrup, Goalpara, Barpeta, Baksa, Chirang, Bongaigaon and Nalbari districts in Lower Assam. They were instructed to attend hearings within 24 hours in Upper Assam districts such as Golaghat, Sivasagar, Charaideo and Jorhat.