Road Mishap In Jammu: At Least 33 Killed, 22 Injured

Srinagar: At least 33 killed and 22 injured on Monday morning when a mini bus fell into a deep gorge along Keshwan-Thakrai road in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, police officials said.
Kishtwar Deputy Commissioner Angrez Singh confirmed the death toll. Of the 17 injured, five are in critical condition.
According to reports, the mini bus appeared to be carrying excess passengers. The bus was on its way to Kishtwar when the driver lost control over the steering on a curve and fell into a deep gorge.
The locals immediately swung into action to bring the dead and the injured on the road. The police and security forces from nearby areas also reached the site to launch a rescue operation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death saying, “The accident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar is heart-wrenching. We mourn all those who lost their lives and express condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover at the earliest.”