A minibus on its way from Banihal to Ramban fell into a deep gorge at Kela Moth on Jammu Srinagar National Highway, resulting into the death of at least 20 people. Rescue operations are underway. More details awaited. Jammu and Kashmir: 17 Die After Matador Van Falls Into Chenab River in Kishtwar.
Earlier, at least 17 people had died after a matador van skidded off the road and fell into Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district on Friday. 16 people have been injured and 11 have been airlifted by a helicopter to Jammu said DC Kishtwar Angrez Singh Ranapeople, even as the rescue operations are underway. The matador van was carrying over two dozen passengers when it met with the mishap. Bihar Bus Accident: 27 Dead After Bus Catches Fire in Motihari District.
The vehicle was on its way from Keshwan to Kishtwar town when the accident took place. The driver reportedly lost control over the steering Thakrai, nearly 18 km from Kishtwar, and rolled down into Chenab. Locals and the Jammu and Kashmir police rushed to the sport to carry out the rescue operation. A large-scale rescue operation was underway.
"The accident happened at around 9 am earlier in the day in Thakrai area of Kishtwar district, when the vehicle, packed with passengers, was coming from Keshwan," Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana told news agency ANI.