Assam: PM Modi Expresses Condolences Over Death of Five Bihu Artists

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday, condoled the death of five members of a Bihu husori group who died on Saturday night in a road accident. “I am saddened by the loss of lives due to a road accident in Biswanath district of Assam. Condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. I pray that the injured recover at the earliest: PM @narendramodi”, Modi tweeted.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma too took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and wished speedy recovery for the injured ones. “Deeply pained by the loss of 5 young lives in an unfortunate road accident at Biswanath last night. My condolences to the bereaved families of Sanjay Basumatary (17), Koliman Basumatary (21), Bornali Boro (15), Budhimoti Boro (14) and Radhika Daimary (15)”, CM Tweeted.

At least five persons lost their lives in a road accident on Saturday night in Assam’s Biswanath district.

According to reports, the incident took place on national highway 15 as the driver lost control over the vehicle and it overturned. Of 20, who were returning from Rangajan in Gohpur after performing Husori, five people were killed on the spot. Survivors accused the driver of being under the influence of alcohol while driving and misjudged a turning as he was overspeeding resulting in the vehicle turning over.

Meanwhile, the injured persons were rushed to a nearby hospital, while those who received severe injuries, were shifted to Tezpur Medical College and Hospital (TMCH) for better treatment.

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