A 28-year-old man died when the bolero pickup he was travelling in fell 13 metres off the road at around 8:30pm at Bayu in Wangphu, Samdrupjongkhar on January 27.
The deceased and his 11 friends in the vehicle were returning to Gomdar from an archery match.
Sources said most of the villages are connected with roads and the more vehicles are carrying above the capacity. “But there is no one to monitor such cases in the gewogs,” a villager said.
Local leaders said they often monitor and carry out awareness to the drivers in the gewogs but it is challenging for them to monitor every day.