Priest dies in road accident

 His car skidded off the road and he was flung outside in a deep gorge.

Posted on September 29, 2012, 7:53 AM


A Catholic priest and a student died when they fell into a deep gorge in Arunachal Pradesh.

The incident happened when Father Shijo Paul, an assistant posted at Holy Angels Parish at Tajo in West Siang, and his co-passenger Raju Bunyi, a grade five student, were returning after a village visit Thursday.

Their car skidded off the road while negotiating a narrow patch of a rain-battered road. The vehicle slipped towards the edge of a cliff, got stuck mid-way and the deceased were flung outside.

They died on the spot.


                    ITANAGAR ARUNACHAL PRADESH               (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Father Paul belonged to the Itanagar diocese of Arunachal Pradesh.

A large number of priests, religious and laity paid their last respects to the deceased priest.

Father Paul’s body is being taken to Shillong, Meghalaya, for funeral.

Tok Butum, president of Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Union (APCU), Taw Tebin, general secretary APCU and Toko Teki, general secretary of Arunachal Christian Forum have expressed grief over the demise.

Source: press release

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