26 killed in Jammu road accident (Lead)

June 24th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, June 24 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed and 20 others injured when two buses collided in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday, police said.
Two buses coming from opposite directions collided head-on at Panthal, about 45 km north of Jammu. Bodies of 26 people have been recovered by the rescue teams and the injured have been hospitalised, a police officer said.

The officer said at least 10 injured have been brought to the Government Medical College Hospital here. The condition of all the injured is said to be critical.

“Rash driving by the drivers of the two vehicles is the reason for the accident,” an official of the traffic police said.

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