10 killed, 42 wounded in Kashmir bus accident

July 30th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) At least 10 passengers were killed and 42 were injured when a bus fell into a stream in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, police said.

The bus was going to Pahalgam town in south Kashmir from the adjoining Khirrum village when its driver lost control and the bus rolled into the fast moving Lidder stream, Deputy Inspector General of Police Shafqat Ahmad Watali told IANS.

“A massive relief and rescue operation was launched by the police and other wings of the local administration, which has ended now,” said Watali, who supervised the operations.

The toll, initially at eight, rose after two injured succumbed to their wounds.

Doctors at the Anantnag district hospital referred 13 critically injured passengers for treatment to the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar.

All the dead and injured passengers are locals.

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