17 killed as minibus plunges into gorge in India

Baku, October 6, AZETAC

Seventeen people are feared killed and several injured, some of them seriously after a minibus which was allegedly overloaded plunged into a deep gorge in Ramban district on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, India, on Saturday morning, police said, according to the Hindustan Times.

Ramban’s senior superintendent of police Anita Sharma, however, told HT over phone that 12 were feared dead and 14 others were being shifted to the district hospital. The bus was travelling from Banihal to Ramban.

Deputy Commissioner of Ramban, Showkat Aijaz Bhat also rushed to the spot.

“The minibus was on its way from Banihal to Ramban and when it reached Kela Morh, it veered off road and plunged into a 300 foot deep gorge.”

Police, army, paramilitary personnel were pressed into the rescue operations

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