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Guwahati, August 7, 2019:

A bus ferrying nearly 40 passenger met with a deadly accident on Wednesday near Bamunigaon in Chhaygaon while returning from a National Register of Citizens (NRC) hearing in Golaghat district of Assam.

As per reports, the bus turned turtle after it hit the divider, killing two people and injuring 15 others. The deceased have been identified as Arzina Begum and Siyafati Begum.

The injured were rushed to the Chhaygaon Primary Health Centre and later they were referred to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

It is to be mentioned that as many as three bus accidents have been reported in past two days all ferrying passengers of NRC hearing.

On August 6, as many as 22 people have been injured in the incident, including the driver of the vehicle. It is to be mentioned that two families were travelling in the vehicle who were returning home after attending an NRC hearing in Golaghat.

Reportedly, the vehicle hit the divider of the road. At least five people have been gravely injured and have been admitted to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

Meanwhile, Chaygaon MLA Rekibuddin Ahmed lamented the plight of the villagers, while criticizing the current BJP administration in the State. “Nobody should be harassed like this. People will never feel sympathy for other people and will only realize their faults once things like these start happening to them.”

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