WION Web TeamNew Delhi, Delhi, IndiaDec 08, 2018, 11.14 AM
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.
#JammuAndKashmir: At least 11 dead after a bus skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Plera in Mandi tehsil of Poonch district today, multiple injuries reported. The bus was heading towards Poonch from Loran. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/nJylRzLDPI
Quoting preliminary information, he said 11 persons were killed on the spot while 19 others were injured in the accident.
Rajiv Pandey, SSP Poonch on the bus accident in Plera in Mandi tehsil of Poonch earlier today: 13 deaths reported & 13 are reportedly injured. Out of the 13 injured, 3 stand shifted, airlifted to Jammu for better treatment. Rescue operation is completed so far. #JammuAndKashmirpic.twitter.com/c3bsALcRVh