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Three dead as tree fell on Shillong cab

A tree fell on a taxi during the torrential rain near  Raj Bhavan, Shillong on Saturday.  Photo by UB Photos
A tree fell on a taxi during the torrential rain near Raj Bhavan, Shillong on Saturday. Photo by UB Photos

Three people died when a huge three inside the Raj Bhawan premises fell on the car carrying the trio in Shillong on Friday sending shockwave across the capital city of Meghalaya.

The tragic incident took place in the afternoon when the tree near the Raj Bhawan boundary wall fell on the taxi which was halting under it for a while.

The taxi driver died on the spot while the passenger duo succumbed to injuries at the hospital. The tree was believed to have uprooted because of the incessant rains that lashed Meghalaya for the last two days.

A tree fell on a taxi during the torrential rain near  Raj Bhavan, Shillong on Saturday.
A tree fell on a taxi during the torrential rain near Raj Bhavan, Shillong on Saturday.

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