Six killed in Tripura accidents

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 15:30 hrs

Agartala, Dec 10 (IANS) Six people, including a child, were killed and several injured in two road accidents in Tripura Monday, police said.

A bus carrying Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists collided with a vehicle carrying people returning from a wedding, killing two people and a five-year-old child.

"The accident left injured 20 others, of whom two more people also succumbed to their injuries at the hospital Monday," a police spokesman told reporters.

The vehicle's occupants attacked the bus and injured nine people at Hezamara in western Tripura, 42 km from here, Sunday night.

In Mohanpur, also in western Tripura, a 35-year-old man was killed and 15 others were injured when a van carrying CPI-M supporters overturned.

The injured were shifted to the Govind Ballabh Pant Medical College and Hospital here. The condition of eight of the injured is stated to be critical.

The CPI-M supporters were returning home after attending a gathering organised by the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) here Sunday.

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