Many feared dead in Jammu and Kashmir bus mishap

May 8th, 2008 - 8:26 pm ICT by admin  

Jammu, May 8 (IANS) Many are feared dead or injured as a bus in which they were travelling fell into a deep gorge Thursday afternoon near Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir. The police said that a bus on its way from Kishtwar to Jammu skidded off the road about 210 km north of Jammu and fell into Barah nullah, a tributary of river Chenab. The accident took place around 12.30 p.m.

“The rescue teams have not reached the spot, but we fear that there is a huge loss of human life,” a police official at Jammu police control room said. “The bus has rolled down quite deep into the gorge and only its tyres are visible, rest of the body is buried in the stream.”

Local reports suggested that there were over 40 passengers who boarded the bus in Kishtwar, where the ill-fated journey started.

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