DHAKA: Fifteen people, believed to be Amarnath pilgrims, were killed and 18 others injured when a state road transport corporation bus skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and rolled down into a deep gorge in Ramban district.
The state road transport corporation bus was on its way from Kashmir Valley to Jammu, rolled down into Digdol nallah around 11.20pm on Saturday night, superintendent of police (Ramban) Anil Magotra said.
In the mishap, 15 people have died and 18 others were injured, some of them critically, he said.
Magotra, who led the rescue work, said the operation concluded on Saturday morning with the recovery of 14 bodies. One of the victims died at GMC hospital in Jammu.
The injured were admitted to the Ramban district hospital from where some of the critical were referred to GMC hospital, the SP said, adding that most of the victims were outsiders.
Source: Times of India
BDST: 1245 HRS, July 21, 2012
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