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Jammu-Srinagar highway bus accident:17 killed as bus plunges into gorge

At Jammmu Srinagar National Highway one Srinagar bound 48 seater bus slipped and rolled down into a 300 feet deep rivulet near Digdol early early this morning. State Police said accident took place at 2.15 a.m. when the bus was on way to Srinagar from Jammu.

17 seriously injured passengers were evacuated and airlifted to Jammu. All injured were admitted to Government Medical College hospital. Fifteen more with relatively smaller injuries and fractures were under treatment at District Hospital at Ramban. Most passengers killed in the accident were reportedly labourers and construction workers from Gujarat, Maharashtra and other States. One J&K police constable had been identified among the dead.

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