Guwahati: A team of forensic experts from Delhi arrived in Guwahati to inspect the Jalukbari accident site, where seven students from the Assam Engineering College (AEC) where killed in a road accident on Monday.
The team is closely investigating and gathering evidence from the two vehicles that were involved in the collision, in which seven students killed and six others injured.
On the other hand, Assam Director General of Police (DGP) GP Singh has issued strict instructions to seven accident-prone districts in the state and to prevent such incidents.
Earlier, on May 10, lead agency for road safety has released the data of the number of accidents that has occurred in the districts and identified accident-prone areas of national highways in the state.
The districts that have been identified as accident-prone are Nagaon, Kamrup (Metropolitan), Barpeta, Sonitpur, Kamrup, Dhemaji and Nalbari.
The Nagaon district has secured the top of the list with a total of 181 fatal crashes and 262 serious crashes reported in 2022, which resulted in a total of 195 fatalities and 353 serious injuries.
Meanwhile, Kamrup (M) district reported on the second spot with a total of 155 fatal crashes, 272 serious injury crashes, and 117 minor injury crashes reported in 2022, which resulted in a total of 160 fatalities, 348 serious injuries, and 21 minor injuries.
As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), over 60 percent of road accidents in the state occurred due to overspeeding vehicles in 2021.
According to the NCRB data, out of the total 7069 accidents recorded in the state, some 4303 cases of road accidents happened due to overspeeding in which 3237 people were injured and 1946 people died.
In 2021, around 50 percent of road accidents happened due to over speeding of vehicles in the country.
At least 8,250 cases of road accidents were registered in Assam in 2019, 6,593 in 2020, and 4,328 by July 31, 2021. As many as 3,207 people died in road accidents in the state in 2019, 2,629 in 2020, and 1,789 by July 31, 2021.