13 KILLED AS BUS FALLS INTO GORGE
Fourteen people including a mother-daughter duo and three other women were killed and sixteen others were injured when a passenger bus skidded off the road and rolled down into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s frontier district of Poonch on Saturday. The police said that the illfated 42-seater bus was on its way to Poonch town from Loran village when it met with the accident near Plera village after driver lost control over the steering. Three of the critically injured passengers have been airlifted to winter capital Jammu for specialised treatment, the officials said. The police and hospital sources said that six of them were found dead on the spot and eight more succumbed to injuries while being evacuated from the scene or in hospital. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik expressed grief and anguish over the loss of lives in the tragic road accident.