CM talks tough against highway blockaders
1183 trucks leave Imphal, mishap kills 1
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, November 07 2011:
Amidst the economic blockade being imposed by the UNC on National Highways leading to Imphal, altogether 1183 empty trucks left Imphal for Jiribam along NH 37 today to ship in essentials goods into the State.
It is reported that one driver of an oil-tanker which was part of the convoy died after a fatal fall from his own truck.
The convoy of empty trucks included 141 oil tankers and 33 LPG bullet tankers.
The convoy was escorted by eight commando teams each from Imphal West District, Imphal East District Police, Bishnupur District Police and Thoubal District Police.
The convoy halted for a few minutes near Tupul bridge.
As the convoy started moving, oil-tanker driver Gopal Bania (22) of Kanglatongbi Shantipur handed over the steering to his co-driver saying that he sit behind.
As he got up to go back, he fell down from the vehicle in a jerking.
Even as Gopal was rushed back to RIMS, he was declared brought dead.
On the other hand, around 400 loaded trucks bound for Imphal are awaiting security escorts at Jiribam.
Moreover, 90 oil tankers are also awaiting security escorts at Awangkhul.