Two Dead, 12 Injured As Minibus Plunges Into Gorge in Reasi

JAMMU: Two people were killed and 12 injured on Monday when a minibus carrying a wedding party skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district, police said.
The bus was travelling from Balmatkote to Badar village when the accident took place near Dhamini around 6 am, Chassana SHO Suman Singh said. A rescue operation was launched immediately and one man — identified as Mohd Ashraf (25) — was found dead. Thirteen others, including nine girls aged between three and 19 years, were taken to hospital. One of the critically injured people — 17-year-old Tahir Ahmad — succumbed while being shifted to Rajouri for specialised treatment, the officer said.