18 killed, 17 injured in Mizoram bus mishap

Aizawl:  At least 18 people were killed and 17 others injured when a bus fell into a deep gorge after being hit by a massive landslide near Keifang village, about 100 km east of Aizawl in the wee hours today.

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Seventeen bodies were recovered and one injured person succumbed to injuries while being taken to nearby Saitual rural hospital after the bus met with the mishap at around 12.45 am, police said.Among the dead, nine persons, including two non-tribals, have been identified.

Aizawl Superintendent of Police L R Dingliana Sailo said that except for two persons, all the other injured persons
have been sent to Aizawl Civil Hospital for treatment.


Updated Date: Jul 21, 2012 11:09 AM

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