Guwahati : At least five people, residents of Assam were killed and 10 others injured while an overloaded Auto Rickshaw hit an electric post at Agrillanggre near Tura in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district on Monday.
According to the reports, the incident took place near the Tura Home Guards compound at around 10-45 am on Monday, when an Auto Rickshaw carrying 14 passengers travelling from Assam's Mankachar area to Tura hit an electric post and turned turtle.
Following the incident, the Home Guards and SDRF personnel were engaged to rescue the injured persons.
Two people including a woman killed on spot and 10 others critically injured in the incident.
A top police official of West Garo Hills district said that, three others including two women and a minor boy succumbed their injuries at hospital.
'10 injured persons are receiving mediacl treatment at Tura civil hospital,' the police official said.
The deceased persons were identified as Salima Khatun , Sajeda Begum, Saher Ali, Abdullah Hussain and Kunsun Begam and they were hailed from Bengarbhita and Kalapani village under Mankachar police station.
The Auto Rickshaw was carrying 14 passengers mostly of women and childrens from Mankachar to Tura.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)