At least 10 people were killed and 15 injured when a minibus fell into a deep gorge on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway at Kela Moth, a senior police officer said.
So far, 10 bodies were retrieved from the accident site, while 15 people were rushed to hospital,” Deputy Inspector General of Police, Doda-Kishtwar-Ramban range, Rafiq-ul-Hassan said.
Ramban SSP Anita Sharma said the jam-packed minibus was going to Ramban from Banihal. On reaching Kela morh near Maroof, the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled down the 200-ft-deep gorge, she said.
According to the Deputy Inspector General of Police, the death toll might go up as the rescue operation was in progress and the condition of some of the injured was said to be “critical”. Army personnel, along with local volunteers, were engaged in the rescue operation.