Truck plunges into the Chathe

Dimapur, July 7 (MExN): One goods-laden truck skidded off the road and fell into the Chathe River on July 7. The mishap occurred near the Patkai bridge at around 8:30pm. Traffic police, who responded to the site, said that the truck (NL 01K 1995) was found half-submerged with its front jutting out of the water, while the fate of its occupants could not be ascertained. The swelling waters of the river made rescue efforts difficult, the traffic police added. It was carrying gravel and roofing material and was reportedly headed towards Kohima. Update on fate of the occupants was awaited till the time of filing this report.