Army truck collides with passenger van

DIMAPUR, JANUARY 11 (MExN): Eleven persons were injured when a heavy duty Army recovery truck collided with a passenger taxi – AS 11 3978 (Tata Winger) near Viswema village, Kohima on Tuesday, January 11. According to Kohima traffic police, the mishap occurred around 10:30 am today.
The taxi was ferrying 12 persons, including the driver and headed for Imphal from Kohima. One passenger fortunately escaped without any injury, police said. All the injured were admitted to PHC, Viswema. Four of the injured passengers were later shifted to Naga Hospital Kohima, with one of the four being admitted to the Intensive Care unit. Quoting the doctors at the hospital, police said that the injuries suffered were not life threatening. The river of the taxi was identified as one Gurung (29 years), who was also injured.  
Kohima Traffic police said that the Army truck was part of a convoy of 31 vehicles of the EME (Electrical & Mechanical Engineers) Corps. It was said to be proceeding to Silchar from Manipur.
No unpleasant incident occurred as a result of the accident, as the army personnel were cooperative enough, traffic police said. The badly damaged taxi was later towed away by Kohima traffic police.  
In another road mishap later in the evening in Kohima, a ‘Maruti Alto’ (NL 07 A 4031) was damaged when it met with an accident at Razhü Point. According eyewitness accounts, the accident occurred when a truck (NL 01C 7643) tried to overtake the car. No casualty was reported, however. It happened at around 5:40 pm.