7 dead in three car accidents

Three Indians from West Bengal and two Bhutanese nationals were killed in a car accident in Taktikotey in Chukha around 5 pm yesterday.

The Santro car carrying five passengers including the driver were heading towards Phuntsholing from Thimphu.

According to police officials, the car fell about 200 meters below the road when it took a slight turn and veered off the road.

Among the two Bhutanese nationals who died the 24 year-old driver was from Trashigang and the other 26-year-old deceased was from Dagana.

The three Indian passengers were construction workers with a Bhutanese Construction company and were heading towards their hometown.

The dead bodies of the three Indian workers were handed over to their families as soon as it was recovered from the site. The bodies were recovered with the help of Bhutanese construction company owner and the rescue team.

All the deceased had died due to severe head injuries.

This is the third car accident in a week which saw 7 deaths due to vehicle accidents.

A car accident in Buddha point in Thimphu killed one student at around 2 pm on 1st May, 2012.  In another car accident in Khaling, Trashigang the vehicle carrying a whole family fell about 100 meters below the road and killed one while the other family members was referred for critical care.

The police are still investigating the probable causes of all three car accidents.

According to the police officials car accidents are usually caused either due to negligence or mechanical failure.







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