SHILLONG, Feb 27 - The driver of the truck, which overturned killing 17 people and injuring 62 others in an accident in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, has been booked for rash driving and negligence causing death, police said today.
The driver identified as Aldening Syiem was also injured and admitted at Nongstoin Civil Hospital, police said.
He was booked for rash driving and negligence causing death and other sections of IPC, he said.
The truck carrying 78 people, besides the driver, to a nearby village to attend a church service dashed against a concrete railing and overturned yesterday.
While 12 people died on the spot, five others succumbed to their injuries at hospital. � PTI