Six killed in Meghalaya bus accident

July 31st, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Shillong, July 31 (IANS) Six people, including a woman, were killed and 30 others injured Sunday when a bus they were travelling in fell into a gorge in Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills district, police said.

The accident took place at Mawmaram village, about 40 km from state capital Shillong, said N. Rajamarthandan, West Khasi Hills district police chief.

“Four people, including a woman, died on the spot, while the driver of the bus and a passenger succumbed to injuries at hospital,” Rajamarthandan told IANS by phone.

The bus was ferrying passengers to Nongstoin, the district headquarters of West Khasi Hills from Shillong, he said.

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