One Dead, Two Injured in Illegal Timber Vehicle Accident in South West Garo Hills

SHILLONG: 2 May 2023 (PTI Source)

In the South West Garo Hills, a deadly accident occurred early this morning that left one person dead and two others injured, one of them critically. The vehicle was loaded with illegal timber and had three occupants when it crashed

The incident happened close to Jelbongpara Salbari which comes the under Ampati PS limits. The vehicle driver was identified as Gulzar Hussain who hails from an area around Mankachar that lies within South Salmara, a district of Assam.

Although authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident, illegal timber transportation is a recurring problem in the region. The event highlights the risk it poses to drivers and other road users.