Seven students of an engineering college in Assam died in a road accident in the Jalukbari area in Guwahati. The students died when their car collided head-on with a Bolero pickup van on National Highway number 37.
The names of the deceased have been given by the police as – Kaushik Mohan, Kaushik Baruah, Rajkiran Bhuinya, Iman Baruah, Arindam Bhowala, Upangshu Sharma and Near Deka. All the third-semester students died on the spot. They were living in a hostel of the college.
The impact of the collision was very harsh and the car mingled into a heap of metal. Police suspect that the accident occurred because the students were driving at a very high speed and were under the influence of liquor.