15/06/2016 4:42 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST

Meghalaya: 30 Killed, 11 Injured As Bus Falls Into Deep Gorge Near Shillong

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Bus accident

SHILLONG -- At least 30 people were killed and 11 injured when a bus they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge near Sonapur in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, police said today.

The accident took place at about 9:45 PM. The bus was coming from Silchar to Guwahati in Assam, Meghalaya Director General of Police Rajiv Mehta said.

Eleven bodies have so far been retrieved from the accident site and BSF personnel along with local people were making efforts to recover the rest.

The injured were admitted to a hospital in Shillong.