Ten died , several injured after bus plunges into gorge in J&K

At least ten people died and several others were injured after a bus they were travelling in met with an accident in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

 

A bus [registration number JK12 1419] carrying 24-30 passengers from Mandi to Saujiyan skidded off the road at Bareri Nallah and plunged into a deep gorge today morning.

 

A major rescue operation was launched by the army, police and locals, they said.

 

So far, ten bodies have been recovered from the crash site, an official told Greater Kashmir. He said the number of deaths could rise and several passengers have suffered life-threatening injuries.

Reports said the deceased included two boys, aged 5 and 14 years, and three females.

 

This is a developing story.