Seven killed in Assam road mishap

Guwahati, Jun 14 (PTI) Seven persons, including three children have been killed and 12 others injured in two different mishaps in Assam today, police said.Four persons were killed on the spot while 12 others injured, most of them critically, when a speeding truck collided with a Tata Magic vehicle at Nayagaon in Bongaigaon district.The truck was on its way from Bongaigaon to Goalpara while the other vehicle was coming from the opposite direction.The dead are yet to be identified while the injured have been admitted to Abhayapuri Civil Hospital.In another incident, three children, all brothers, were crushed to death by a speeding truck in Goalpara district today, police said. The three brothers, riding a bicycle, were crushed to death by a speeding sand-laden truck at Balodmari Char area under Goalpara Sadar police station. The trio have been identified as eight year Khalilur Rahman, six year old Hazrat Ali and four-year old Hasan Ali--all sons of one Mukram Ali. The driver and the helper of the truck are absconding and the police have launched a massive search operation to nab them, police added.