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One of the victims, identified as Flavian Thangkhiew (12), was declared brought dead at Shillong Civil Hospital
One of the victims, identified as Flavian Thangkhiew (12), was declared brought dead at Shillong Civil Hospital|EastMojo image
MEGHALAYA

Meghalaya: Minor killed, 6 injured in road mishap on Mawlai bypass

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

Princess Giri Rashir

Princess Giri Rashir

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.