Police driver dead in accident
R LESTER MAKANG
UKHRUL, 21st Aug: A police driver was killed in an accident after his water tanker rolled down a steep, slippery roadside at Kahumtang in Ukhrul town on Friday.
The deceased has been identified as Vijay Prasad (24), a VDF jawan, from Kanglatongbi whose family is currently residing in Senapati district.
According to police, the unfortunate incident occurred around 3:30 pm when Prasad, along with another policeman came out from Ringuira pond after filling water in their water tanker.
On reaching Kahumtang, the water laden tanker could not move up a steep, slippery stretch of road and rolled down the road side, police said. Prasad who was driving the tanker sustained injuries on his head and shoulder in the accident, while the other police man managed to jump out of the vehicle.
Prasad was immediately rushed to the district hospital but he was declared brought dead, police said.