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2 killed after tree falls on taxi


Dimapur, July 27: In a tragic incident near Niathiu Resort, Chumukedima Friday evening, two persons were killed when a large tree uprooted and fell on the car they were travelling.
According to sources, both of them were travelling in an Alto Taxi (NL01-T-8373) when the tree fell on the roof killing them on the spot. Local people rushed to the accident site on hearing the loud ramming noise of the car and tried to extract the two persons for shifting them to hospital.
PRO Dimapur Police said that two person died on the spot after a tree fell on the Alto car. He said the victims have been identified as driver of the car Ranjit from Niuland and Kedichol from Kohima district.
When enquired about the felling of the tree, the PRO said, “We cannot ascertain now as the whole tree looks uprooted”.
The Chumekdima Police station is investigating the incident, as per Traffic police sources.
(Page News Service)