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Poonch bus accident: 13 killed, 19 injured as vehicle skids off road, falls into gorge at Plera in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu: At least 13 people were killed and 19 others injured on Saturday when a passenger bus skidded off a road and plunged into a deep gorge in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

According to reports, the accident occurred at Plera in Mandi Tehsil of Poonch district when the driver of the bus, coming from Loran to Poonch, lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a curve and rolled down into a 100-meter gorge, a police official said.

The death toll is expected to go up as the condition of most of the injured was stated to be “critical”, the official said.

A rescue operation is on and further details are awaited, he said.

Updated Date: Dec 09, 2018 14:19 PM

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