In a gruesome incident, at least 17 people were killed in a road mishap in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district on Sunday, the police officials informed.
The police said that the incident took place when a truck carrying 60 people on board rammed into the concrete barricade of a road.
The officials further added that around 62 people were critically injured in the accident in Jdohkroh village of the district headquarters of West Khasi Hills.
The police was assuming that only 30 people were travelling in the truck, but later it was found that many fell into the deep gorge.
The exact number of travellers is yet to be established.
Sylvester Nongtnger, police chief of West Khasi Hills, informed the victims were going towards Nonglang village to attend the synod of Presbyterian Church.