August 12, 2017: The repercussions of an inclement weather has been ravaging various parts of the state for the past few days causing massive destruction and this time again, casualties were reported after a massive tree fell on-top of four cars at AG point near Raj Bhavan main gate at around 3.45 pm on Friday.
The old tree which has stood at the Raj Bhavan for decades came crashing across the road down pulling along with it electric posts and wires and crushed 5 vehicles or more, one of which was completely crushed.
Unconfirmed sources informed that one of the local taxis which was completely crushed (registration no. yet to be found out) reportedly had 2 occupants while the other two vehicles with registration numbers ML 06-4171 and ML 05 P- 0643 which were also damaged reportedly had 5 occupants.
It was informed that five occupants of two of the taxis were rushed to Shillong Civil Hospital while the local taxi whose registration number is yet to be known and which was still stuck underneath the massive tree is yet to pulled out. Emergency services are still trying to pull the people out of the vehicle crushed by the age-old tree.
More details awaited.