Meghalaya: 6 Dead After Bus Carrying 21 Passengers Falls Into River


Guwahati: Six people died as a bus carrying at least 21 passengers fell in a river in Meghalaya, police said. The night when it fell in a river in the Ringdi river in Nongchram today at 12 am.

The rescue team and emergency services rushed to the accident site to help the victims.

Four dead bodies have been fished out of the river while two dead bodies are still trapped inside the bus. 

Sixteen passengers have been rescued and taken to the nearby hospital, the police said.

The accident took place at the Nongshram bridge which is the border between East Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills district.

Some injured passengers have told locals that the bus was speeding when the accident happened.

The front portion of the bus hit the bridge posts on the side and went over into the water, the sources said.

The driver of the bus is among those dead.

(Inputs from Shillong Times)