10 killed as minibus falls in gorge near Jammu

Published: Dec 18, 2012, 14:51 IST | Agencies

At least 10 people died and six others were hurt when a bus fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir.

At least 10 people were killed and six others injured today when a minibus rolled down a mountainous road while negotiating a turn in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The minibus, carrying 16 people, was on its way from Mahore to Jammu. The vehicle rolled down a 500-feet deep gorge at Malai Nallah.

Police said 10 people, including the driver of the bus, were killed in the accident and six others injured.

The injured have been shifted to Reasi government hospital. Four of them are in critical condition, hospital sources said.

"It appears that the driver of the minibus lost control over the steering while negotiating a curve," a police official said. 

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