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17 persons injured in road mishap

A Reporter
SHILLONG, May 31: In a case of rash driving, around 17 persons sustained injuries and 3 vehicles were damaged in an accident that took place at Mawlai Mawiong Rim, in Shillong on Thursday.
According to the police, one private vehicle –Ertiga  (ML 05 N 4205) was on its way to Shillong from Guwahati and on reaching Mawiong Rim, the driver overtook one truck (ML 05 6994) in a rash and negligent manner. The driver lost control of the vehicle and hit one electric post. The incident happened on Thursday around 12.50 pm. Whereas a bus (ML 06 3370), which was proceeding from Shillong towards Guwahati, on seeing the said Ertiga which was overtaking dangerously, the driver of the said bus lost control of his vehicle and dashed against the truck which was coming from the opposite direction. All the three vehicles were damaged; drivers of all the vehicles and passengers of the bus who sustained injuries were shifted to Shillong Civil Hospital by EMRI108 ambulance. Out of the 17 injured persons, six of them (3-males and 3 females) got admitted in the hospital.

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