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Bus falls in Chenab river, 50 feared killed

Written by: Staff

Jammu, Apr 7 (UNI) At least 50 people were feared killed when a bus skidded off the Kishtwar-Paddar road in the Doda district and plunged into the Chenab river at Shashoo this morning.

Police sources said at least 50 people were reported missing.

Three bodies have been recovered from the river so far and eight seriously injured rescued and admitted in the Athauli civil hospital.

However, the fate of the remaining people in the bus, believed to have been carrying around 70 passengers at the time of the accident, was not yet known, the police said, adding that a helicopter has been rushed from Jammu to Kishtwar for rescue operations.

Meanwhile, defences sources said the Army has also rushed divers to the spot, about 100 km from Doda for carrying out rescue operations.


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