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Jammu: 22 pilgrims dead, 60 injured after bus rolls down into a gorge

The vehicle was carrying pilgrims from the Kurukshetra area of Haryana to the Shiv Khori area in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district

Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 New Delhi Updated on: May 30, 2024 20:09 IST
Bus that met with accident
Image Source : INDIA TV Bus that met with accident

In a horrific road accident, a bus plying from Kurukshetra to Shiv Khori with devotees met with an accident at a sharp turn near Chowki Chaura Tugi Mod and rolled down the hill in Jammu. As many as 22 people have died and 60 people are reportedly injured. Officials said the bus skidded off the road and fell into a 150-foot-deep gorge in Kalidhar area of ​​the district. They said the bus was carrying pilgrims to Shiv Khori. 

After primary treatment, many people were sent to Jammu GMC. Some injured are being treated at Chowki Chaura Hospital and Akhnoor Sub-district Hospital. A rescue operation involving police and locals has been launched and the injured have been shifted to the Akhnoor hospital and Government Medical College (GMC) hospital in Jammu, the officials said.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has expressed his deep anguish on the loss of lives in the tragic bus accident in Akhnoor, Jammu. Lt Governor said, "The Bus accident in Akhnoor is heart-rending. I condole the loss of lives and pray to the almighty to give the bereaved families the strength to bear the irreparable loss. Praying for the speedy recovery of the injured."

Reports by Rahi Kapoor



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