12 killed as bus plunges into Kash­mir gorge

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least 12 peo­ple were killed and 18 oth­ers in­jured yes­ter­day after a bus fell into a rocky gorge along a moun­tain­ous road in In­dian-con­trolled Kash­mir, of­fi­cials said.

Civil ad­min­is­tra­tor Rahul Ya­dav said the bus veered off a Hi­malayan moun­tain road as its driver ne­go­ti­ated a curve, near south­ern Poonch town, fall­ing into a 200 foot-deep rocky gorge.

The in­jured were hos­pi­talised, with at least five in crit­i­cal con­di­tion. Most road ac­ci­dents in In­dia are blamed on reck­less driv­ing, poorly main­tained roads and age­ing ve­hi­cles. (AP)

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