Five dies in road mishap

Five dies in road mishap

Shillong, Jan 13: Five persons were killed in a road accident in South Garo Hills district late on Tuesday night, police said on Wednesday.

Of these, three were women and two children were children.

South Garo Hill police informed that the accident occurred at Pathargittim area under Nongalbibra police station at around 10:30 pm.

“Four of the victims died on the spot and the fifth person passed away in Williamnagar civil hospital. Three other passengers who are critically injured, including a little boy and girl, have been shifted to Guwahati for medical treatment,” South Garo Hills, Superintendent of Police, P Pandey, said.

He said the victims were proceeding home after attending a traditional Song Kristan dance festival.

Pandey informed that the victims were travelling in a pickup van that crashed directly into the back of a truck that was parked on the side of the road.