J&K: 13 dead as bus falls into deep gorge in Poonch district 

The bus skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 08, 2018, 11.14 AM (IST)

At least 11 people died after a bus they were travelling skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Plera in Mandi tehsil of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. News agency AFP reports at least 13 dead.

Multiple injuries reported, according to news agency ANI. 

The accident took place at Plera when the driver of the bus, coming from Loran to Poonch, lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a curve and rolled down into a 100-meter gorge, a police official said.

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Quoting preliminary information, he said 11 persons were killed on the spot while 19 others were injured in the accident.

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The death toll is expected to go up as the condition of most of the injured was stated to be critical, the official said.

A rescue operation is underway and further details awaited, he said.