New Delhi (Web Desk): At least 16 people were killed and 50 injured when a truck taking them to a Sunday church service overturned after hitting a concrete barricade on a highway in India 's remote northeast.

Police say some people were flung into a deep gorge in the mountainous area by the impact of the accident. The injured , some in serious condition, were hospitalised. Arun Kembhavi, a Meghalaya state government administrator, says the driver apparently lost control of the truck at a sharp bend as he was speeding near Nongspung, a small town in the state.