Tuesday, March 15, 2011

news.outlookindia.com | J&K: 12 Dead, 68 Injured in Road Mishap in Udhampur

news.outlookindia.com | J&K: 12 Dead, 68 Injured in Road Mishap in Udhampur

Twelve people were today killed and 68 injured, seven of them seriously, when an over-loaded mini bus skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The mishap occurred when the driver of the bus, which was on its way from Latti to Chenani, lost control over the vehicle, they said, adding the vehicle skidded off the road and fell into the 330-feet deep gorge at Choka Nallah, about 125-kms from here, they said.

Six persons died on the spot and five others succumbed on their way to hospital in Chenani, they said adding one person died in the hospital taking the death toll to 12.

Police and CRPF, besides local people, launched a rescue operation, they said, adding all the injured have been hospitalised.

Out of the 68 injured, 12 persons were airlifted to Government Medical College (GMC) hospital here, police said, adding the death toll was likely to increase.

Meanwhile, State governor N N Vohra and Minister for Health Sham Lal Sharma expressed grief over the incident and directed the Chief Medical Officer Udhampur to provide urgent medical aid to the injured.
FILED ON: MAR 15, 2011 22:16 IST
FILED IN: ACCIDENTS | ROADS |J&K

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