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Tragic accident claims lives of two college students in Dibrugarh

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DIBRUGARH, Nov 21: In a heart-wrenching incident, two students from Lahowal College lost their lives in a tragic accident near Bokul, 5 km from Dibrugarh. The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon when a speeding KTM bike carrying three final-year Higher Secondary students lost control and collided with a metallic road sign post.

The victims, identified as Abhijit Baruah and Ridip Chetia, succumbed to their injuries at the scene, while the third student, Akash Deep Baruah, sustained critical injuries and was rushed to the Assam Medical College and Hospital for treatment.

Eyewitnesses reported that the cause of the accident was attributed to triple riding and over-speeding. The accident has cast a pall of sorrow in the area, impacting the students and teachers of Lahowal College.

Local residents expressed concern about the trend of over-speeding by youngsters, emphasizing the need for the traffic department to address the issue more effectively. They pointed out that negligence in enforcing traffic regulations has contributed to such incidents.

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Over-speeding and rash driving have been identified as significant factors leading to road accidents in the region. Residents urged youths, especially college students, to recognize the seriousness of these issues and adhere to traffic rules to prevent further tragedies.

This accident follows another recent hit-and-run incident in Dibrugarh, where a worker from Jalan South tea estate lost her life, and five others sustained severe injuries. The injured individuals are currently receiving treatment at the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH).

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