14 die as bus falls into gorge

Oman Daily Observer - - INDIA -

JAMMU: Four­teen peo­ple were killed and 16 oth­ers in­jured on Satur­day when a bus fell into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kash­mir’s Poonch dis­trict, po­lice said on Satur­day.

While 11 peo­ple died in­stantly in Mandi area af­ter the disas­ter, three crit­i­cally in­jured pas­sen­gers suc­cumbed to their in­juries in a hos­pi­tal.

Three other se­ri­ously in­jured pas­sen­gers have been flown to Jammu Col­lege Hos­pi­tal for spe­cial­ized treat­ment. The ac­ci­dent re­port­edly oc­curred when the driver lost con­trol over the bus. Se­nior of­fi­cials rushed to Mandi to su­per­vise re­lief and res­cue op­er­a­tions. — IANS

— AFP

Peo­ple gather at the ac­ci­dent scene where a bus fell into a gorge in the moun­tains of Poonch, some 200 kilo­me­tres south of Srinagar.

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