The incident happened when the victim’s family members were returning from Fun Thrill Park in Ri Bhoi and were on way home; vehicle was speeding, say sources
Shillong: A 12-year-old boy was killed and six others were left injured after the car they were traveling in fell into a 200-ft-deep gorge in Shillong-Mawlai bypass in Meghalaya late on Friday evening.
The incident happened when the family was returning from Fun Thrill Park in Ri Bhoi and were on their way home. A source mentioned that the cause of the accident was speeding.
The victim, identified as Flavian Thangkhiew (12), was declared brought dead at Shillong Civil Hospital.
The source also added that one of the injured, Dedan Thangkhiew, managed to climb uphill seeking for help despite the injuries he received.
All the injured persons were rescued by fire service personnel. Emergency services were quick to respond after they were notified of the mishap.