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Friday, December 24, 2010

Accident kills Autsho principal

Thimphu: Will mishaps ever stop happening lately?
The principal of Autsho primary school was killed on the spot while another succumbed to injuries later when the car they were travelling in veered off the road near Phaling near Lhuentse Dzong.
Needup Dorji, the school principal who was in his early 50s, was driving his Santro car along with two passen­gers - Jambay, 54, and Tshagayla, both cooks of Tshangkhar School in Jarey gewog – when the accident took place around 3:00 pm.
According to the officer in-charge of Lhuentse Police station, the princi­pal had died on the spot while Tshagayla died in the hospital later. Jambay who is in his mid-thirties, however, is in a stable condition.
The principal had gone to the dzong for some official work and was on his way back to Autsho when the car fell about 60 meters below the road.
“The principal could not negotiate a bend and the car went straight off the road,” said Jambay, the survivor. “When I opened my eyes I found myself lying in the hospital.”
The cooks had taken a lift with the principal from Lhuentse town to return to their home.
According to Dr Karma Tenzin of Lhuentse hos­pital, the principal had sustained major head injuries while Tshagayla died from head injury and “massive” internal bleed­ing.
The Lhuentse police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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