Bus lands in a 300-foot-deep gorge killing 14 in Kashmir

Published on : Monday, February 17, 2014

Bus-lands-in-a-300-foot-deep-gorge-killing-14-in-KashmirA bus plunged off the road in a highway in Kashmir as it drove dangerously killing 14 passengers on spot and injuring 28 others.

The bus hurtled down a 300-foot-deep gorge after the driver lost control of the vehicle. The bus was overloaded said government officials of Kashmir.

Contingents of the Indian army and police were deployed immediately to rescue passengers; the injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Accidents in this terrain are common owing to the treacherous nature of the road; the bus was completely destroyed in the accident.

This highway in Kashmir receives heavy snowfall and is mostly closed to traffic in the winters owing to landslides.

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