College student killed in road accident

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Gangtok, Oct 15 (UNI) A college student was killed in a road accident at Kumrek near Pakyong in East Sikkim, police said here today.

Roger Rai, along with five other passengers, was travelling from Siliguri to Pakyong when their taxi plunged some 200 feet down a ravine yesterday.

The student succumbed to his injuries, on the way to the Gangtok Hospital, police said.

Two other passengers, who were seriously injured in the accident, were admitted to the STNM hospital at Gangtok, while the other three were discharged with minor injuries.

Meanwhile, the Sikkim Government College declared a holiday today as a mark of respect for the deceased student.

UNI

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