February 18, 2024
Tragedy Strikes Ranipool: 3 Lives Lost, 16 Injured in Devastating Milk Tanker Incident
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Tragedy Strikes Ranipool: 3 Lives Lost, 16 Injured in Devastating Milk Tanker Incident

Tragedy Strikes Ranipool: 3 Lives Lost, 16 Injured in Devastating Milk Tanker Incident

Tragedy Strikes Ranipool: 3 Lives Lost, 16 Injured in Devastating Milk Tanker Incident

In a heart-wrenching incident, three individuals lost their lives, and 16 others sustained injuries when a speeding milk tanker tragically ploughed into a crowd at Ranipool in Gangtok district. The unfortunate event occurred around 7:30 pm on Saturday at the mela ground, where a crowd had gathered for a tombola game.

Swift Police Response: Driver Apprehended in the Wake of the Tragedy

The police reported that the driver of the milk tanker, responsible for the catastrophic incident, has been arrested. Authorities are now conducting a thorough investigation to ascertain the factors leading to the tanker crashing into the crowd. Prompt action was taken to bring the driver into custody, ensuring a swift response in the face of this tragic occurrence.

Sikkim Chief Minister Announces Compensation and Expresses Deep Sorrow

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Sing Tamang expressed profound sadness over the Ranipool accident. In a gesture of support, he announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of those who lost their lives in this tragic incident. The Chief Minister conveyed his commitment to providing every possible support during this difficult time, expressing heartfelt condolences to the families affected. His post on Facebook encapsulates his deep sorrow and prayers for the swift recovery of the injured while extending condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in this heart-wrenching tragedy.

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