More than a dozen die as bus falls into deep gorge in In­dian-ruled Kash­mir

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SRINAGAR, In­dia - A bus fell off a road into a deep gorge in the In­dian-con­trolled por­tion of Kash­mir on Fri­day, killing 16 peo­ple and in­jur­ing 16 oth­ers. The ac­ci­dent oc­curred when the driver lost con­trol of the speed­ing bus on a sharp bend in the Hi­malayan road, po­lice of­fi­cer Ra­jin­der Gupta said. Gupta said the in­jured have been re­cov­ered from the 3,280foot (1,000-me­ter) -deep gorge, in­clud­ing 11 se­ri­ously hurt peo­ple who were taken by he­li­copter to a hospi­tal. The area is 217 kilo­me­tres (135 miles) south­east of Srinagar, the main city in the re­gion.

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