Bus Plunges Into Gorge Killing 6 In J&K

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Jammu: Six persons were killed and 56 others injured when a bus fell into a deep gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir today, police said.

“A bus carrying 62 passengers, on its way to Rehand village in the district, suddenly fell of the cliff into a deep gorge, around 20 kilometers away from the Doda town” Deputy commissioner of Doda, Bhupinder Kumar told news agency PTI.

Three persons died on the spot, while three others died on the way to the hospital, he said.

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Seven of the 56 injured are in a critical condition, the Deputy commissioner said adding, “We have requested the airforce to provide a helicopter and it is on its way, we will be shifting the seven critically injured to GMC (Government Medical College) Jammu for specialised treatment”.

“Right now the priority is to save precious human lives, the enquiry will be conducted to know the exact cause of the mishap,” he said.