31 killed in bus mishap

At least 31 people were killed and 27 critically injured when a Tripura-bound bus fell into a deep gorge in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district in the early hours on Wednesday.

The incident took place sometime between 3 am and 5 am at Tamseng village near Meghalaya-Assam border.

The bus was on its way to Agartala from Guwahati along NH 44 when it fell into the 80-feet-deep gorge. “So far we have managed to retrieve 31 bodies, including those of children and women,” district police chief M K Dkhar said. He said 27 people were critically injured and have been shifted to nearby health centre.

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