Jammu and Kashmir : 11 dead, 7 injured as in Poonch

In a ghastly road mishap in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pooch area, today, 11 people died, after a bus fell in a gorge. Further, seven people were reported to be injured in the accident. All those injured have been rushed to a hospital nearby. As of now, rescue and search operations are underway.

According to initial reports, the bus which was going to Loran skidded off and fell into a gorge in Plera. Passenger bus (registration number JK02W0445) heading towards Poonch from Loran skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge at Plera.

They said that at least persons travelling on the bus died in the accident while several others were injured.The injured, according to reports, were shifted to sub-district hospital Mandi for treatment.

In an earlier incident on October 6, 21 persons were killed and 15 injured when an overcrowded mini-bus fell into a 200-ft-deep gorge after its driver lost control over the vehicle on Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district, officials said.

Among the dead were four women and the driver. Ten critically injured passengers were airlifted from the accident site to Army hospital at Udhampur and two others to Jammu, they said.


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