16 churchgoers killed in road accident in Meghalaya

World Sunday 26/February/2017 17:52 PM
By: Times News Service
16 churchgoers killed in road accident in Meghalaya

Shillong: At least 16 people were killed and several others injured when a truck carrying churchgoers rammed into a concrete railing at Nongspung village in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district on Sunday, police said.
The incident took place around 8.25am when the speeding truck hit the concrete railing, leaving 12 people dead on the spot, senior police officials said. People on board the truck belonged to Nginiong, Nongbudon and Mawbyrkong villages and were on their way to the Nonglang Synod of Presbyterian church, said Superintendent of Police of West Khasi Hills Sylvester Nongtnger.
"Tweve people died on the spot while four others succumbed to their injuries in the hospital," the SP said. Most of the injured have been taken to Nongpoing civil hospital, he said.