Sat. May 25th, 2019

11 killed in bus accident in Poonch district

Jammu/Dec, 8: At least 11 passengers were on Saturday killed and nineteen others injured in a bus accident in a bus accident in Mandi tehsil of Poonch district. The condition of five injured is stated to be critical .

An official said that a passenger bus (registration number JK02W0445) heading towards Poonch from Loran skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge at Plera around 9:15 am.

He said that at least eleven persons travelling on the bus died in the accident while nineteen others were injured.

The injured were shifted to sub-district hospital Mandi for treatment.

Block Medical Officer Poonch Syed Mushtaq Hussain said eleven persons died in the accident. “19 passengers were injured in the accident. Five critically injured patients were referred to district hospital Poonch for specialised treatment,” he said.


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