Srinagar, Sep 14: At least seventeen people were killed after a matador van rolled down into the deep gorge in Thakrai area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar on Friday.
“Eight others were injured in the accident in Thakrie area. It reportedly took place after the driver lost control over the bus”, a police officer told media.
“Twelve bodies have been recovered while five people succumbed to their injuries later. Eight critically injured passengers have been flown to Jammu city for specialised treatment,” he added.
According to reports, 25 passengers in the vehicle when the incident took place.
A rescue operation is underway.
Last month, twelve persons lost their lives in a road accident in the same district.
Prior to this, five persons died and several injured after a landslide hit a bus in Drabshalla area.