Kashmir bus plunges into gorge; 13 killed | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 09, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:14 AM, December 09, 2018

Kashmir bus plunges into gorge; 13 killed

Thirteen people were killed yesterday when a passenger bus fell 70 metres down a gorge in southern Indian-administered Kashmir, police said.

The accident occurred as the bus carrying 26 passengers was negotiating a sharp turn on a narrow road in the mountains of Poonch, some 200 kilometres (120 miles) south of Srinagar, senior superintendent of police Rajiv Pandey said.

“Thirteen died in the accident and the rest were injured," Pandey told AFP, adding three critically injured passengers were evacuated by air to a hospital in the city of Jammu.

In India an average of 150,000 people die in road accidents each year.

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