18 die in Manipur road accidents

At least 18 persons were killed in two separate road accidents in Manipur on Monday.

According to police, over 40 persons were admitted to hospitals.

At least 10 persons were killed and dozens injured in Senapati district when a bus fell into a gorge along National Highway 2.

Hospital sources said the death toll could rise as many of the injured were in critical condition.

In another accident, eight persons were killed and six injured when a bus plunged into a 300 metre deep gorge in Khongkhang.