From Staff Correspondent
Shillong, Aug 28: Thirteen persons were injured in separate road mishaps in different parts of Meghalaya in the last 48 hours.
In the first incident, five persons sustained injuries after the Tata Sumo vehicle they were traveling from Jowai to Shillong collided head on with a truck coming from the opposite at Puriang in East Khasi Hills on Saturday. The vehicle with 12 occupants was on its way from Jowai to Shillong when it collided head on with a truck coming from the opposite direction. The injured have been identified as Lamshwa Tariang, Bhalang Pakma, Bhalang Bareh, Kordor Ryntathiang and Ialam Pala and were initially taken to Mawryngkneng PHC before being shifted to Shillong Civil Hospital for better treatment.
In the second incident, two persons were injured after the scooty that they were riding was hit by a motorcycle bike from behind. The incident took place at Jyntru village Ri Bhoi district, 15 km away from Nongpoh around 12.30 pm on Sunday. The injured are Jason Ja and Kyntiewborlang Massar. They have been admitted to Nongpoh Civil Hospital.
Further, two more persons sustained injuries after the jeep they were travelling in went off road and overturned at Ladweitang Nongstoin in West Khasi Hills district on Sunday. One of the injured – Shaiborlang Lyngdoh – has been admitted to Nongstoin Civil Hospital, while the other (Kdupphar Lyngkhoi) has been admitted to Shillong Civil Hospital.
In yet another road mishap, one Aisuk Khongsit from Mawlai Mawtawar sustained injuries after being hit by a speeding vehicle. The incident took place near Gate 3 of NEHU in Mawlai Umshing area of Shillong around 5.20 pm on Sunday. Aisuk was on her way home walking by the side of the road when a Maruti van hit her. She has been admitted to KJP Hospital.
Filly, three persons were injured at Selgre under Bajengdoba block in North Garo Hills district on Sunday. Two pedestrians were hurt when hit by a motorcycle. The rider of the bike was also injured in the incident. The bike rider – Barbin Marak – along with the injured pedestrians Bidanchi Marak and Lir Marak have been admitted to Rari PHC.