Two people, including a young girl, died after the vehicle they were travelling in was submerged in a flood at Tiehsaw, Nongstoin early this morning. Four others in the same vehicle managed to save themselves while one more is still missing.
The seven were travelling to Shillong from Nongstoin, which they had left at 2:30am. The deceased have been identified as Daphisha Lyngdoh Lyngkhoi (8) and Kenedy Kharsohnoh (26), who was driving the vehicle.
Three persons – Alandro Lari (27), Kitboklang Kharkongor (34) and Daiamon Lyngdoh Lyngkhoi (27) – managed to escape on the spot, while Maphiban Lyngdoh Lyngkhoi (25) was swept away by the water but, miraculously, was able to cling to a fence and was later rescued by police and the fire service. The person still missing has been identified as Banri Wahlang (25).
The 8-year-old had been staying with relatives in Nongstoin and was returning home to celebrate her birthday, which was today. Tragically, she was found dead in the vehicle while Kharsohnoh’s body was recovered nearby.