More than 20 feared dead as bus rolls down into a 200 ft deep gorge


Udhampur, May 11: As per latest reports, a bus that was enroute Udhampur from Dudu has fallen into a 200 feet deep gorge in Lati area in Udhampur.

Over 20 people are being feared dead as all the dead bodies have not been recovered so far. Many commuters have also received serious injuries.

The accident occurred at Marothi in Udhampur district, 100 km from Jammu.

“Twenty people have died. Relief and rescue operation is going on at the site of the accident. The bus was on the way to Badras when it met the accident,” a senior police officer told mediapersons in Jammu.

Surinder Gupta, deputy inspector general of police (DIG) Udhampur-Doda range told mediapersons that he was rushing to the accident site to personally supervise the relief and rescue operation.

The injured are being hospitalized and helicopters have been requested to airlift atleast six critically injured people to Government Medical College (GMC) hospital in Jammu.

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Sourced from IANS

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