Six killed in Doda mishap, 29 injured

October 30th, 2008 - 9:55 pm ICT by ANI  

By Tahir Nadeem Khan

Jammu, Oct 30 (ANI): At least six persons were killed and 29 others injured today in a tragic road accident in Doda District of Jammu and Kashmir.

The accident occurred about six kilometers from Doda town when a passenger bus plunged down a 250 foot deep ravine on the bank of river Chenab on its way to Doda.

The overcrowded private bus had left Kishtawar for Doda at around 2 p.m.and veered off the highway while approaching Doda.

Six persons were reportedly killed on the spot, while 29 others were injured, 10 of them critically.

The injured have been shifted to Jammu and Chandigarh for treatment.

Local residents and the Doda police rushed to the spot soon after the accident to rescue the victims. So far six bodies have been removed, including a one-year-old child.

Eyewitnesses said that the driver of the bus had been over-speeding and lost control when front tyre of the mini bus busted, due to which the vehicle shot off the road and plunged down a deep ravine. (ANI)

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