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Mini van overturns in Paneri

UDALGURI:   In yet another road mishap,in Panery of Udalguri, 17 childrens were injured when the Mahindra Supro, van they were travelling in overturned at Christianbasti area under Panery PS in Udalguri at about 8.45 am on Monday morning.The injured childrens were immediately rushed to Tangla CHC with the help of locals. The childrens dressed as Bol Bom devotees were purportedly going to attend religious programmes.The attending doctors have stated that the childrens are out of danger. The locals have blamed rash driving to be the reason behind the accident.The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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