NONGSTOIN, Feb 26:†In an unfortunate incident near Nongspung village in West Khasi Hills, An overcrowded truck carrying nearly 70 people rammed into the concrete barricade of the National Highway. †As per reports, the accident took place at around 8:25 am on Sunday.
They were going to attend Nonglang Synod. 16 people have died so far, 12 on the spot and 4 have been shifted to Nongstoin Civil Hospital. All people are from Nginiong, Nongbudum and Mawbyrkong villages under Nongstoin PS jurisdiction.
The truck was apparently over speeding and the driver could not maneuver the turning. The magistrates, the police, doctors are all on the spot coordinating rescue operations. Injured people have been shifted to Civil Hospital, Nongstoin and Markasa Hospital. Some severely injured ones are being referred to Shillong. More details are awaited.