Five killed as truck falls into a gorge in Mizoram

Five persons including three persons belonging to a family died when the truck they were travelling rolled down to a gorge on the south Mizoram's Lunglei to Aizawl road, police said on Tuesday.

PTI| Updated: Oct 07, 2014, 13:40 PM IST

Aizawl: Five persons including three persons belonging to a family died when the truck they were travelling rolled down to a gorge on the south Mizoram's Lunglei to Aizawl road, police said on Tuesday.

Aizawl Superintendent of Police C Laldina told PTI that the truck bearing Assam registration fell into a gorge about 500 metres killing all those on board on the spot yesterday.

Those killed in the accident were Zongaihawma (46), Lalchawikunga, Lalnunhlimi of Sailam village, driver Suhaq Uddin Borbhuya and his assistant Hussein Uddin Laskar of Dholcherra, Hailakandi district of Assam.

The three Mizos were today buried in the Sailam village cemetery in a single grave after a grand funeral while the bodies of the two non-tribals were brought to Dholcherra by the Valley Strong Cement company executives.

Laldina said that the cause of the accident was being investigated.