Assam: At Least 12 Killed, 30 Injured In Bus-Truck Head-On Collision In Deragon

According to Golaghat SP Rajen Singh, the bus-truck collision took place at around 5 am in Balijan area near Dergaon in Assam. The bus was reportedly heading towards Upper Assam when the accident occurred.

Visual of the bus crushed after a head-on collision with a truck in Assam

A tragic accident involving a collision between a bus and a truck on Wednesday killed at least 12 people while twenty-five others were injured in Assam's Dergaon, as per media reports.

The bus was reportedly heading towards Upper Assam when the accident occurred.

As per PTI, a senior doctor at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital told reporters that 30 injured people were undergoing treatment at the health facility.

"The condition of some of the injured is critical. We are monitoring them," she added.

What did the police say?

According to Golaghat Superintendent of Police Rajen Singh, the accident took place at Balijan near Dergaon this morning when the bus with 45 people on board collided with the goods vehicle.

"As of now, 12 people have been killed in the accident. The injured have been sent to a hospital," he said.

An official from the local police station confirmed that the accident took place around 4:30 am when the bus, which was on its way to Tilinga Mandir in Tinsukia district for a picnic from Kamargaon in Golaghat, collided with the truck.

"The truck was coming from the Jorhat direction on the wrong side as a portion of the four-lane highway got damaged. The bus was on the right track. There was fog and both the vehicles were at high speed," he added.

Singh also said an investigation is on and more details will be revealed later.