18 dead as bus falls into 350 ft gorge near Jammu

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Jammu, Sep 7 (ANI): At least 18 passengers died and 23 seriously injured, as the bus they were travelling by fell down into a 350-feet deep gorge on Doda-Jammu Highway in Jammu and Kashmir' Doda District on Monday morning.

The bus (JK 02 D 7339), carrying at least 35 people, was on its way to Jammu from Doda when it fell into the gorge. The incident occurred near Baglihar Dam site, about 145 kilometers from Jammu near Assa, on National highway alpha 1, where a diversion has been given due the sinking of main road in the dam water. The death toll is expected to increase.

The local police and officials of the district administration reached the incident site and ensured the rescue operation. By Tahir Nadeem Khan (ANI)

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