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21 killed as bus skids into a gorge in Jammu 

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 20:49, 30 May 2024  
21 killed as bus skids into a gorge in Jammu 

At least 21 passengers were killed and around 47 others injured after a bus rolled down a deep gorge in in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor.

The accident occurred on the National Highway 144A at Tungi Morh in the Kali Dhar area. 

The bus was on its way to the Shiv Khori shrine in the Reasi district when it skidded off the highway.

A majority of the passengers were pilgrims from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana. 

Most of the passengers were taken to hospitals in Chowki Choura and Akhnoor while some of them were referred to the Government Medical College Hospital at Jammu.

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha expressed his condolences to the families of those who died in the accident.

He also announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of those who died and Rs 50,000 for the injured.

 

Dhaka/Mukul