11 Killed, Several Injured After Bus Falls Into Gorge In Kashmir

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Poonch accident: The bus fell into a gorge after skidding from the mountain road


Eleven people were killed and several were injured after a bus they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a rocky gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district today, the police said. The bus was going from Loran to Poonch, 175 km from state capital Srinagar.

The injured people have been admitted to a hospital at Mandi.

The bus came to rest on a rocky stream between two hills after falling from the narrow mountain road. It hit the rocks in such force that the roof tore off completely, rescuers who are at the site said. The front part of the bus got separated by the impact and was flung some metres away from the main chassis.

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More details are awaited.

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