Army truck mishap, no casualty

One of the vehicles which was damaged when an army truck which suffered mechanical failure hit it in Kohima on January 18.
One of the vehicles which was damaged when an army truck which suffered mechanical failure hit it in Kohima on January 18.

Morung Express News
Kohima | January 18

In an unfortunate incident, an Army truck hit two vehicles in Kohima reportedly as a result of mechanical failure. The accident occurred today, around 2 pm, near the ‘Box Cutting’ area in Kohima.

According to the Deputy SP (Traffic), Kohima, Manom Wallim, “The cause of the accident was a mechanical failure, as per the statement of the driver.”

The truck was part of a military motorcade from Jakhama to Dimapur when it hit a private van and another (Maruti Gypsy) from its own convoy. The Gypsy was badly damaged. However, the driver and passenger escaped unhurt, informed Wallim.

The van, which belonged to the Khiamniungan Baptist Church, sustained minimal damage. 

The driver of the truck was detained by the police and later released on bail. The Deputy SP (Traffic) said that the driver will be summoned when required for investigation.