10 People Killed, 57 Injured in a Bus Accident at Jammu

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Extremely Pained by the loss of lives in a Tragic Bus Accident: LG Manoj Sinha

Bus Accident

JAMMU: Ten people were killed and at least 57 others injured when a bus skidded off a bridge and fell into a gorge near Jajjar Kotli area in Jammu district, officials said on Tuesday. The bus was on its way to Katra. 

As per the officials, Soon after the accident, local residents and police rushed to the spot and launched the rescue operation. Later SDRF team joined in. The injured were immediately taken to the GMC Hospital in Jammu for treatment.

Reportedly, SSP Jammu, Chandan Kohli said, "Rescue operation is almost complete. SDRF team is also present on the spot. A case has been registered and investigations taken up to ascertained circumstances leading to the accident."

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha expressed condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured. He said, "Extremely pained by the loss of lives in a tragic bus accident in Jhajjar Kotli, Jammu. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families & prayers for speedy recovery of the injured. Directed district administration to provide all possible assistance & treatment to the injured."