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Boko mishap toll goes up to 8

The death toll in the tragic mishap in the outskirt of the city has gone up to 8 with five more succumbed to injuries on Sunday night. Three persons died on the spot immediately after the Tata Sumo vehicle carrying them to Mancachar collided its head on a speeding truck at Kenduguri in Boko in the evening. All the three deceased who died on the spot were Tata Sky employees. All nine injured persons were rushed to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital where five of them died on Sunday night.

Meanwhile, a pall of gloom descended to the entire area following the incident that marred the Durga puja festivities in the area. The bodies were kept for post mortem. Investigation is on. The remaining four injured persons are battling for life.

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