Jammu: Atleast 11 persons were killed including 8 males 2 female and 1 minor passenger when a Basantgarh bound bus on way from Udhampur rolled down into a 400 Ft gorge at Keya between Ramnagar and Basantgarh. Around 18 other passengers were injured. The injured have been shifted to SDH Ramnagar.
The bus bearing registration No. JK14- 7786; 41 seater ; Make 201 with 30-32 passengers on board met an accident at Keya when the driver lost control over vehicle.
A team of District administration comprised of Addl DC Angrez Singh Rana, SDM Ramnagar, SDPO Ramnagar, ARTO Udhampur, ExEn PWD and SHO rushed to spot. Rescue operation was carried out by police with help of local inhabitants and Panchayat.
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As per preliminary reports the accident occurred due to technical fault or human error since the the condition of 5 meter road at spot of accident is reported to be fair and the bus was also not overloaded.
DC Udhampur has directed for immediate ex gratia relief to next kin of dead and to injured passengers. A magisterial enquiry to be conducted by Addl DC Udhampur has also been ordered into the accident.
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