Oil tanker rams down four students in Assam

Guwahati, Oct 13 : Four students were killed, when an oil tanker rammed them down in Assam's Sonitpur district on Tuesday, police said.

The incident took place at Hawajan under Gohpur sub division in the district, when the four school students of Na-Kumua village went for a morning walk at National Highway (NH)-52 around 4:45 am. A speeding oil tanker, travelling to Lakhimpur from Guwahati, mowed them down.

The students were identified as Mukut Sarmah (14), Haren Bora (11), Bonamali Bora (10) and Pankaj Sarmah (14).

After the tragic incident All Assam Students' Union (AASU), Asom Jatiyatabai Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) and local school students blocked the NH-52 demanding adequate compensation to families of victims, besides taking steps to limit speed of the vehicles at the National Highway.

Besides, Lakhimpur district police seized the oil tanker and arrested the driver named Bharat Ram at Lakhimpur.