Five killed, 25 Injured in Rajouri accident

Jammu, Sep 15: At least five passengers were killed and 25 others were injured on thursday when a bus fell into a gorge near the Manjakote area of Rajouri district in Jammu region.

An official said that the bus, which was on its way to Jammu from Surankote Poonch, slid off the road and fell into the gorge at Deri Ralyot in the Manjakote area.

He said that in the incident, five people were killed and 25 others sustained injuries who have been shifted to hospital for treatment.

“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,” said the LG Manoj Sinha in a tweet.

“Sorry to hear about the tragic road accident in Rajouri. Condolences to the families who’ve lost their loved ones. Sad that such accidents have become so frequent,” PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet said. kns

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