Three Manipur Rifles personnel died in a road accident when the escort vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident along Tamenglong-Khongsang road near Khongsang, police said on Thursday.
The deceased were part of the security convoy of Chief Minister N Biren Singh. They had gone to Tamenglong district headquarters to inaugurate a hospital on Thursday. The accident occurred at around 5 pm when one of the escort vehicles fell into a gorge while returning to capital Imphal from Tamenglong town.
The deceased have been identified as Havildar Somorjit, Riflemen Dominic and Kh Bungo, a police officer said.