Bus falls into gorge at Udhampur, many killed

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Srinagar: 20 people died and many others were injured when a bus fell into a deep gorge in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.The passenger bus, which was on its way to Udhampur from Latti belt, skidded off the road and rolled down into the gorge in Maroti belt in the district, officials said.

The causalities are expected to increase, as 15 bodies have so far been recovered. The injured are being hospitalised and choppers have been requisitioned to airlift the critically injured people to Government Medical College (GMC) hospital in Jammu from Mantalie belt of Udhampur, Mudgal said.