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Mizoram: 11 killed, 19 injured as private bus falls into 500-metre-deep gorge in Lunglei district

Mizoram: 11 killed, 19 injured as private bus falls into 500-metre-deep gorge in Lunglei district: Around, 11 people, including six women, were killed and 19 injured, in Mizoram, when the bus they were travelling in fell into a 500-metre-deep gorge.

The deadly mishap, took place, in the Lunglei district, of Mizoram, on Tuesday, police said.

The private bus was being driven by the handyman (helper) as the driver was asleep when the accident took place early morning near Pangzawl village, they said.

The bus was on its way from, Aizawl, the state capital, to its southernmost Siaha district, they added further.

Initial reports, said, that the 9 passengers had died in the mishap, at the same time as, 6 were admitted to the Serchhip hospital who are in the critical condition, police said.

Later, two passengers died because of their injuries raising the death toll to 11, they added.

At the Pangzawl primary health centre, The remaining injured passengers are undergoing treatment and also in the Haahthial community health centre, they said.

Majority of the victims are come from the Siaha district, police said.

The bodies of the deceased will be sent to their respective villages for funeral post the post-mortem examination, will be done, a police officer said.