At least 17 people were killed and 62 injured when a truck ferrying them to a church service overturned after hitting a concrete railing in West Khasi Hills district today.
The incident took place at Nongspung village, about 11 km away from the district headquarters Nongstoin. The District Superintendent of Police said, the truck overturned after hitting the railing at the side of the road due to overspeeding.
The SP said, 12 people died on the spot, while five succumbed to their injuries at a local Hospital. Those seriously injured were taken to different hospitals.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya Health minister Roshan Warjri visited the city hospital and met the injured persons.