11 Killed And 19 Injured In A Bus Accident In Mizoram

| June 5 , 2018 , 19:21 IST

11 people lost their lives and 19 were injured as a bus fell into a gorge in Mizoram on Tuesday. The bus was travelling from state capital Aizawl to its southernmost Siaha district and fell into a 500-metre-deep gorge near Pangzawl village in Lunglei district, about 135 km from Aizawl.

The private bus belonging to Colney Travels was carrying 32 passengers. The bus was being driven by the helper as the driver was asleep when the accident took place early morning.

9 people were reported dead on the spot whereas the 3 critically injured people were admitted to the Serchhip Hospital. The driver of the bus died on the spot the police sources said.

Most of the victims are from the Sahia village.

A police officer said, “The dead bodies would be sent to their respective villages for the funeral after their post-mortem examination.”

Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana expressed solidarity to the deprived family members of the victims. He further said that he was heartbroken and promised that the state government would do everything for the speedy recovery of the victims.

The reason behind the accident is not clear yet, however, it is being assumed that bad weather condition and low visibility may be the reason.