5 dead as mini bus packed with passengers plunges into gorge in J&K's Kishtwar

KISHTWAR (J&Okay): At least 13 passengers have been killed and 13 more injured when a mini bus skidded off the street and plunged right into a gorge in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, a senior police officer said.

The coincidence befell at Dandaran, close to Thakrai, when the driver of the mini bus, which was once on its technique to Kishtwar from the Keshwan house, lost regulate of it and the car plunged into the over-300-foot gorge, close to the Chenab riverbed, on Friday morning.

"So far, 13 persons are confirmed dead and 13 others injured," senior superintendent of police (SSP), Kishtwar Rajinder Gupta, who is main the rescue operation, informed PTI.

The bus was once wearing over 30 passengers, he said, adding that the rescue operation was once introduced straight away after the coincidence.


Kishtwar deputy commissioner Angrez Singh Rana said the district administration was once making efforts to airlift eight critically-injured passengers to Jammu.


"The next of the kin of the deceased will be given an ex gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh each, while Rs 50,000 will be given to each of the injured persons," Rana said.


This is the 3rd major coincidence in Kishtwar district in the closing one month.


While 13 Machail Yatra devotees have been killed when their cab plunged right into a gorge on August 21, seven persons have been killed and 12 others injured when two automobiles have been hit by means of boulders a day previous.
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