Tura, Feb 20: 12 people were injured in an accident that took place in the village of Jaksongram in South Garo Hills at about 11:20 am yesterday, Feb 19, after a Sumo travelling towards Tura in WGH from Baghmara in SGH collided with a BSF truck going towards Baghmara while the vehicles were negotiating a sharp turn.
The place of the incident is about 10 kms from Baghmara.
The accident could have had worse consequences but for a tree where the Sumo got stuck by the hillside. All the people in the Sumo suffered injuries with some even receiving head injuries. One passenger whose injuries were more severe was referred to Tura for further medical care. The driver of the BSF truck also suffered minor injuries.
FIRs were filed by both parties after the incident at the Baghmara PS.
The 12 people injured have been identified as Venny Hinn Marak (29, driver), Anthony Sangma (50), Tensuang Marak (23), Salchina Marak (21), Saling Sangma (61), Tobilla Marak (45) Tengman Sangma (26), Simchi Sangma (23), Tapon Dutta (58) Pomilla Hajong (45) and Grimchi Marak (17). All of them were from the same district.
The BSF driver James KG (49) was also injured.