In a tragic accident that took place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda at least 38 people died after a passenger bus fell into the Chenab River gorge leaving several injured.
Reportedly 50 people were travelling in the bus. The passengers were travelling to Jammu from Kishtwar and the accident took place near Raginallah Assar, approximately 15 km for Doda.
— ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2023
38 people were killed and several passengers were severely injured. The injured were taken to the nearest health care centre.
According to the senior police officials, they reached the spot to investigate the cause of the accident. An official said that the rescue operation is still going on.
J-K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that he is “extremely pained by the loss of lives” and wished for a speedy recovery of injured.
Extremely pained by the loss of lives in a tragic bus accident in Assar, Doda. My heartfelt condolences to bereaved families & wishing for a speedy recovery of those injured in the accident. Directed Div Com & Dist Admin to provide all necessary assistance to affected persons.
— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) November 15, 2023
Recently 10 people were injured in an accident that took place near the Line of Control in the Poonch sector. As per the local reports, the vehicle met with an accident as it was travelling from the Poonch sector to Bandi Chechiyan village.
“Ten people were injured. Eight of them are elderly, and two are children. They were admitted to the district hospital and their condition is stable,” an official was quoted as saying.