36 Killed As Bus Plunges Into Gorge In Jammu And Kashmir’s Doda
Thirty six people were killed and 19 others injured after a bus fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda. The bus skidded off the road near Trungal-Assar on the Batote-Kishtwar national highway and fell 300 feet downhill, Jammu Divisional Commissioner Ramesh Kumar said.
“Saddened to share the update from DC #Doda Sh Harvinder Singh from the spot of the accident. Unfortunately 36 persons have died and 19 injured, out of whom 6 injured are serious,” Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said. He added that the injured are being shifted to goverment-run hospitals in Doda and Kishtwar.
PM Narendra Modi announces an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakhs from PMNRF for the next of kin of each deceased. Rs. 50,000 would be given to the injured.