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5 killed, 12 injured after bus falls into gorge in J K's Rajouri

India Today logo India Today 15-09-2022 Sunil Bhat
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At least 5 people were killed and 12 sustained injuries after a private passenger bus fell into a gorge in Jammu & Kashmir's Rajouri district on Thursday. The accident took place on the Rajouri-Poonch highway.

While the rescue operation is being undertaken by the police, army, and locals, the injured have been shifted to Rajouri's Government Medical College.

The office of Lieutenant Governor (LG) Jammu and Kashmir took to Twitter to express grief over the accident. "Anguished by the loss of lives due to a tragic accident in Rajouri. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover at the earliest. The district administration is providing all possible assistance," the office of LG tweeted.

This comes a day after 12 people were killed and 25 others were injured after a bus they were travelling on fell into a deep gorge near Bareri Nallah in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The bus was on its way to Mandi from Sawjian when the accident took place. Soon after the incident, a rescue operation was launched by the locals, police and the Army.

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