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Jammu and Kashmir: Bus skids off road, falls into 150-meter deep gorge in Kishtwar

Several killed after a bus skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district on Monday morning. The bus was on its way from Keshwan to Kishtwar when the incident took place.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 01, 2019 12:21 IST
Kishtwar Bus Accident
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Kishtwar Bus Accident

At least 35 people were killed, 22 have been injured after a bus skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district on Monday morning. The bus, which was on its way to Kishtwar from Keshwan skidded off the road at Sirgwari and rolled down into the gorge. Kishtwar is around 230 Kms from Jammu. 

"33 dead and 22 injured after a matador vehicle coming from Keshwan to Kishtwar fell into a gorge," Deputy Commissioner of Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana told ANI.

Soon after the accident took place, locals were the first to reach the spot. The injured have been shifted to District Hospital Kishtwar. 

The accident took place around 7.50 am in Keshwan area of the hilly district. Bodies of 20 passengers have been recovered so far, IGP, Jammu, M K Sinha, told PTI. 

Meanwhile, Omar Abdulla took to Twitter to express his grief over the tragic accident. "Terrible news coming in about the high death toll in a bus accident in Kishtwar. Condolences to the families of the deceased & prayers for the swift recovery of the injured," he tweeted.

A probe has been ordered into the incident. More details are awaited.

VIDEO: Jammu and Kashmir: 33 killed, 22 injured after bus falls into gorge in Kishtwar

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