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Eight killed, 30 injured as bus falls into deep gorge in Jammu outskirts

Eight killed, 30 injured as bus falls into deep gorge in Jammu outskirts

Jammu, May 30 (UNI) At least eight persons were killed and 30 others injured when a bus ferrying pilgrims to Shiv Khori fell into a deep gorge near Kalidhar in Akhnoor area in the city outskirts.
Police sources said that a bus, bearing UP registration number, was on its way from Jammu towards Shiv Khori Shrine this afternoon. It met with an accident in Akhnoor area near Chowki Choura---Kali Dhar on Jammu-Poonch national highway.
The driver failed to take a sharp turn and the bus rolled down into the gorge, they said.
Police, locals and the health department team on receiving the information immediately swung into action and reached the spot and launched the rescue operation.
As per the initial information, the sources said that eight people have died and 30 injured, adding, "the rescue operation is still in progress and the injured persons are being shifted to Akhnoor, Chowki Chaura and Jammu GMC hospitals."
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