MANGAN, 15 JAN:
Two persons were killed in a fatal road mishap reported here at Dzongu in North Sikkim today.
The deceased, Tashi Lepcha and Sonam Lepcha, residents of Gnon basti, Lower Dzongu, died on the spot when their vehicle, a WagonR, plunged down around 300ft off the road at Sangdong under Hee-Gyathang GPU.
A third occupant, a lady, was grievously injured and has been referred to Gangtok after first aid at Dikchu PHC. The ill-fated vehicle is reported to have been returning from Upper Dzongu when it met with the accident at around 9.10 AM.
In another incident, a cement-laden truck bearing registration WB-73C-3897 went off the road at Jang village near Dikchu.
The driver and the handy boy sustained injuries and have been referred to the District Hospital at Singtam after first aid at Dikchu PHC. The truck was plying to North Sikkim from Siliguri.