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3 killed in vehicle accident

Dec 23, 2011

Three people were killed in a vehicle accident last evening. The accident took place about 29 kilometres from Samdrup Jongkhar towards Trashigang. The driver, 31, and the owner of the vehicle, 51, were killed on the spot along with a women passenger.

The Mahindra jeep they were travelling fell some 800 feet below the road. They were on their way to Pemagatshel.

Our reporter, Kinzang Yeshi, says that there were six people in the vehicle including the driver.

The three others are seriously injured and admitted in Dewathang Military hospital.

One of the critically injured is an Indian National working as a teacher at Khothakpa Primary school in Pemagatshel.

He is referred to Mongar Regional Referral Hosptial. Police said the probable cause of the accident could be due to over loading.

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