Five people were killed on Sunday after their vehicle collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction on National Highway 15 in Darang district, Assam state. All five of the dead were YouTubers who were returning from a shootout when their car encountered the accident.
Locals said that the stricken car first overtaken a truck before colliding with another truck.
The deceased were identified as Faridul Islam, Azad Ali and Ibrahim Ali of Sheyampur, while Sania Akhtar and her mother, Munwara Begum, were identified from Dibam.
The accident occurred near sunset on Sunday on a steep bend in NH15.
While Islam, Azad and Ibrahim Ali were out shooting on their Youtube channel “SR Official”, Sania was hired to shoot the video. Her own Youtube channel is “SH Product”.
All five Youtubers launched their channels six months ago, and they’re starting to show up fast.
Others who sustained injuries were initially treated at Mangaldi Civil Hospital and later moved to Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). All of them are said to be in critical condition.
Locals said they are asking the area authorities to take a step to reduce accidents in that designated area on National Highway 15.