103 oil tankers reach Imphal
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, November 08 2011:
In amidst of the ongoing economic blockade of the UNC, 125 goods laden trucks including 103 oil tankers have reached Imphal from Jiribam under tight security escort.
Out of the 125 tankers, there were 33 petrol tankers, 51 diesel tankers, 17 bullet tankers, one kerosene tanker and 22 other goods laden trucks.
One truck laden with iron rods has been left stranded at Sinam Khul with security escorts as the truck developed engine failure.
According to a driver, the 125 goods trucks could have reached Imphal yesterday had they not been stranded near Irang Bridge waiting for the 1183 trucks which left Imphal for Jiribam yesterday to cross.
Tight security of Assam Rifles, CRPF, Commandos, IRBs and Manipur Rifles in attack prone areas like Awang Khul and Noney prevented any attacks from UNC blockade supporters, he said.