J&K: 9 dead, 36 injured when the bus falls in the throat in Rajouri

JAMMU: Nine people died and 36 were injured, some of them critically, after a bus with 45 passengers on board slid off the road and rolled into a deep gorge in the district of Rajouri on Thursday.

According to police sources, the accident occurred near the district of Rajouri at 1 pm when the vehicle was heading to Jammu. While six people died on the spot, three succumbed later in the day. The other injured were receiving medical treatment in several hospitals.

Nineteen of the injured, including four in critical condition, were flown to the government hospital in Jammu.

Deputy Commissioner Rajouri said that of the 9 people who died, seven have been identified so far.