Srinagar: Twelve critically injured passengers in Ramban accident were airlifted to the Command Hospital at Udhampur, the army said on Sunday.
At least 22 people died and scores were injured when an overcrowded minibus plunged into a 300-foot gorge in Ramban district on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Saturday.
“The Command Hospital deployed quick reaction teams and stretcher squads to receive the casualties. Army Medical Corps surgical teams operated for more than six hours on patients who required surgical intervention,” the army spokesperson said in a statement.
He added: “A well-co-ordinated and practiced disaster management approach involving military hospital administration, treatment teams, nursing staff, paramedics and civilian staff saved the lives of 11 injured passengers.”