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Bus plunges into gorge in Rajouri; 15 killed, 24 hurt

March 08, 2013 17:20 IST

Fifteen people were killed and 24 injured, six of them critically, when a bus rolled down into a gorge in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

The bus on its way to Rajouri from Kandi skidded off the road and rolled down into the gorge at Mandir Gala area in Rajouri district, about 156 km from Jammu, on Friday afternoon, police said.

Ten people died on the spot while five others succumbed to their injuries on way to hospital, police said.

Of the 24 injured, six have been admitted to GovernmentMedicalCollegeHospital in Jammu in critical condition.

Transport Minister Choudhary Mohammad Ramzan, speaking in the assembly, expressed sympathy with the family members of the deceased and said that rescue operation has been launched in the area under the supervision of DIG Rajouri-Poonch.

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