Imphal: A Bolero Camper which was plying as a passengers’ vehicle met with an accident between Shangsak and Finch Corner at around 7:40 AM on Monday injuring a number of passengers on board.
The vehicle with registration number MNO2B5910 was travelling from East Tusom towards Ukhrul.
The occupants included three teenagers, two boys, a girl and a little boy aged around 10 years.
On being enquired about the causes of the mishap, the driver cited brake failure and malfunctioning of the gear box. However, some youths who reached the accident spot check on the vehicle and disproved his contention saying that the brake and gears of the vehicle were functioning very fine.
Voluntary rescuers stated that the driver putting the blame on faulty vehicle parts was an excuse to hide his indiscretion, claiming that the accident most likely had occurred due to his carelessness. Other witnesses asserted that the driver was over-speeding at the time of the accident.
All the injured were rushed to AR Camp at Shangsak for getting first aid. It was also further informed that the condition of none of the injured is serious.