Six killed, 15 injured after mini-bus plunges into gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district

Udhampur: Six persons were on Saturday killed and 15 others injured when a mini-bus skidded off the road and fell into a 100-feet deep gorge in the hilly district of Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The accident took place near Karowa, about 30 kilometres from Udhampur, around 1.30 pm, a police spokesperson said.

He said that the passenger vehicle was on its way to Ram Nagar from Udhampur and on reaching Karowa, its driver lost control following which the vehicle fell into the gorge.

Rescuers immediately swung into action and managed to recover bodies of four persons from the accident spot, the spokesperson said.

He said that 17 other injured passengers were evacuated to hospital where two of them to their injuries, he said, adding that the condition of five of the injured was stated to be critical.

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Updated Date: Jan 06, 2018 16:19:22 IST

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