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Accident in Trashiyangtse kills 1, injures 19

Dec 21, 2010

A 50-year-old woman was killed in an accident in Trashiyangtse in the wee hours of this morning.

The deceased was going to attend a Drupchen at Thrichoe Goenba when the Bolero went off the road at about 4.30am near Pangtokha Community Primary School in Tongzhang. She died on the spot.

The Bolero according to our sources was carrying a total of 28 passengers. Eight of them escaped unhurt while the other 19 passengers are currently undergoing treatment at the Trashigang hospital.

One is in critical condition. The 10-year-old girl has suffered severe head injuries. Three suffered fractures.

Dr. Dhakal from Trashigang hospital said six of the 19 injured are students.

Meanwhile, upon command of His Majesty the King, the Gyalpoi Zimpoen’s Office in Monggar gave a cash semso of Nu. 10,000 to the nearest kin of the victim and Nu. 2,000 each for those with major injuries.

Sources say the accident could have been caused due to overloading.

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