'Illness spreads among stranded truckers'
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, August 11 2011:
Illness has spread among the truckers of 250 trucks who are left stranded between Senapati to Mao due to the ongoing general strike of SHDDC in demand of a full-fledged Sadar Hills district, drivers of the stranded trucks told Hueiyen Lanpao over the phone.
They appealed to the state government to escort them to Imphal from their since stocks of food items have almost run out.
Moreover the goods they are ferrying have become stale.
Taking the route of Jessami is also risky and there are no security escorts along the route except from Litan to Lamlong.
They also appealed to the government to provide them adequate security escort like they give it in the NH 37 .