ITANAGAR, APRIL 24: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has condoled the death of five persons in a tragic accident when the vehicle they were travelling in fell into a gorge near Gensi in Lower Siang district on Friday morning.
As per official reports, four of the passengers died on the spot while one died at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong on Sunday. Four critically injured are undergoing treatment. The ill-fated Tata Sumo passenger vehicle was travelling with nine passengers to Sibe village.
“It pains my heart to know five people have died and four critically injured in a mishap that could have been probably avoided. I offer my prayers for the departed souls and sincerely hope speedy recovery of the injured,” Khandu said in a statement today.
The Chief Minister, meanwhile, has announced ex-gratia to the departed and the injured as per official norms.
The dead have been identified as Jire Nyicyor (67), Yude Kena (63), Jarde Taipodia, the driver (31), Uma Rajbonshi (65) and Duba Ngomle (67).