14 killed, 30 injured as bus plunges into gorge in Udhampur

Jammu: At least 14 passengers were killed and thirty others injured in a road accident in Udhampur district of Jammu region this morning.

The accident occurred around 8:45 am today when an overcrowded bus (JK14C-8068) plunged into a gorge when the driver failed to negotiate a sharp turn at Dalsar area of Ramnagar, an official said. 14 passengers were killed and thirty others injured in the accident.

The injured were removed to the district hospital Udhampur for treatment. However, some of the critically injured were referred to the GMC Jammu for specialized treatment.

The ill fated bus was on way from Ghodi to Ramnagar tehsil of the district. The officials said that the death toll might increase since many passengers were critical.

“14 people have been reported dead so far. We fear the number of dead might rise . A rescue operation is underway,” DC Udhampur Shahid Choudhary said.