The vehicle was on its way from Thathri to Gandoh.The accident took place at Kara Gandoh, some 218 km (136 miles) from Jammu, the winter capital of the state. Eyewitnesses said that the bus fell while negotiating a sharp curve.
"Fifteen people are critically injured and nine lost their lives. The vehicle slipped on the turn as another vehicle was coming from the other side," said Nazir Ahmad, an eyewitness. Nine people reportedly died on the spot and two lost their lives on the way to the district hospital in Doda.