May 29 2023
Guwahati: In a tragic incident, at least seven students from Assam Engineering College (AEC) were killed in a road accident that took place in Guwahati’s Jalukbari area during the wee hours of Monday.
The road accident took place at 1.00 am when the driver of the Scorpio car bearing the registration number As 01 GC 8829 lost control and crossed over a divider before crashing into a Bolero DI pickup van on the opposite lane on Jalukbari Flyover road, sources informed.
As per the initial information received, ten persons were inside the vehicle, that was rented by the students for a weekend trip.
Out of the ten, seven died on the spot while three others were immediately rushed to Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in critical condition.
Following are the students who were killed in the accident:
- Arindam Bhallal from Guwahati
- Niyor Deka from Golaghat
- Kaushik Mohan from Charaideo
- Upangshu Sarmah from Nagaon
- Rajkiran Bhuyan from Majuli
- Emon Gayan from Dibrugarh
- Kaushik Baruah from Mangaldoi
Those critically injured are:
- Arpan Bhuyan from Jorhat
- Arnab Chakraborty Bongaigaon
- Mrinmoy Borah from Jorhat
Moreover, three occupants of the Bolero DI pick up were also shifted to GMCH in critical condition. Those injured have been identified as Muzammil Haque and Yusuf Ali from Nalbari; Rajib Ali from Barpeta.
Following the incident, the police reached the scene, however, it was too late.
Meanwhile, the students of AEC have reached GMCH, where the critically injured are being treated, and obstructed media persons from covering the news.
Notably, it has also come to the fore that two of the deceased were defeated candidates in the recently held Students Union election in the college.