4 killed, 17 injured in bus accident in Doda

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Jammu, May 10: At least four people were killed and 17 injured, four of them critically, when a mini bus they were travelling in, skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.

The bus was on its way from Bharat to Doda when it met with the accident at 0830 hrs.

''The driver lost control over the bus while negotiating a sharp turn and it turned turtle and fell into a deep gorge, killing four people on the spot,'' police sources told the sources.

On receiving information, police, army and civilians rushed to the spot and launched a joint rescue operation.

The victims were immediately shifted to the district hospital while four of the critically injured passengers were referred to the Government Medical College Hospital, Jammu.

The deceased included two men and an equal number of women. Their identity is yet to be ascertained, police said.

This is the second incident reported in the past two days in Jammu region. At least 40 people were killed and six critically injured when an overcrowded bus plunged into Chenab river on May 8 in mountainous Kishtwar district.

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