J&K: 11 Dead As Mini Bus Falls Into Gorge In Poonch District, Rescue Operation Underway


New Delhi: A minibus fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Wednesday. Eleven people have been reported dead in the acciodent, as per ANI. Many are injured in the accident and the rescue operations are underway. This accident happened in the Sawjian area of ​​Poonch.

All the injured have been admitted to a hospital in Mandi. The Tehsildar of Mandi told ANI that the passengers injured in the bus accident are being treated and army has been called on the spot. 

“A mini-bus accident occurred in the Sawjian area of Poonch. Army’s rescue operation is underway; 11 died, 25 were injured in the accident, and many injured were shifted to a hospital in Mandi. Further details awaited”: Mandi Tehsildar Shehzad Latif told ANI. 

Following the news of the mishap, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for family members of the deceased. Also directed authorities to provide the best treatment to those injured.

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