Blockade supporters remove plates of Irang Bridge; Van smashed
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, September 18 2011:
Suspected blockade supporters on Saturday night took out three iron plates of Irang Bridge as a consequence a freight truck nearly had major mishap when the wheels of the truck got stuck in the gap.
Fortunately, security escorts and truck drivers fitted back the plates which were found lying nearby in their places making it possible to cross the bridge safely.
In the meantime, a total of 270 freight trucks including 60 petrol tankers, 77 diesel tankers, two kerosene tankers, two ATF tankers, 14 bullet tankers , 64 goods trucks, four 407 Mini trucks, one Tata DI and one Bus reached Imphal safely on Saturday.
Another 180 freight trucks have also reached Imphal today safely.
Meanwhile blockade supporters of UNC Saturday morning smashed windshield of a Maruti Van near Thamnapokpi area on its way to Moreh from Imphal.
The van was driven by one Moscow of Moreh.
According to drivers along the Imphal-Moreh road, women come out in daytime and enforced the blockade while men came out in the night with clubs and catapults and carried out smashing and burning activities of vehicles in the name of economic blockade.
The government is doing nothing to stop such threats, the drivers added.