1 killed, 19 injured after bus falls into a gorge in Udhampur

At least 19 people were injured and 1 was killed on Tuesday night when a matador travelling from Mansar to Galyot lost its balance and flung into a gorge.

The matador was carrying wedding guests and was returning to Galyot after attending the gathering. The mishap took place at around 11: 30 pm near Gulzara Mod after the matador lost its balance and plunged 20 feet into a gorge.

As soon as the police came to know about the accident, it launched the rescue operation with the help of locals. The injured were taken to the district hospital.

β€œIt is extremely difficult to carry out the rescue operations because of the steep gorge. We had to use long ropes to rescue the survivors as well as recover the dead body, ” said one local.

The deceased has been identified as Vinod Kumar (32). Whereas, Kuldeep (30) who is critically injured has been referred to the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu.

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