12 killed as bus plunges into rocky gorge in Indian Kashmir

2018-12-08 13:58
A bus strike takes effect. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

A bus strike takes effect. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Officials in Indian-controlled Kashmir say at least 12 people were killed and 18 others injured after a bus fell into a rocky gorge along a mountainous road.

Civil administrator Rahul Yadav says the bus plunged off a Himalayan mountain road as its driver negotiated a curve near southern Poonch town and fell into 60-meter-deep rocky gorge on Saturday.

Yadav says the bus was ripped into several parts after hitting the rocks.

The injured were hospitalised, including at least five in critical condition.

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