Deadly mishap in Jammu: 10 dead as Katra-bound bus rolls down gorge
Srinagar, May 30: In a devastating incident near Jajjar Kotli area, approximately 15 km away from the pilgrimage site of Katra in Reasi district, a bus transporting devotees to the revered Vaishno Devi shrine met with a fatal accident.
#WATCH | We are trying to provide the best possible care to the injured. 10 people have died and 2-3 are critically injured, says J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh after meeting the people injured in the bus accident in Jammu pic.twitter.com/gcxFYHmNoM — ANI (@ANI) May 30, 2023
Reports from the authorities confirm that eight individuals lost their lives, while an additional 16 passengers sustained injuries and were promptly taken to the hospital. Among the injured, some are reported to be in critical condition.
#WATCH | Bus accident in Jammu | "The bus was going from Amritsar to Katra, towards Mata Vaishno Devi and rolled down the Jhajjar Kotli bridge. Around 8 people died and around 30 were injured. The injured people have been shifted to a hospital. All other teams - paramilitary… pic.twitter.com/vOi4JkNl2v — ANI (@ANI) May 30, 2023
The ill-fated bus, en route from Amritsar, tragically veered off a bridge on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. The mishap occurred in close proximity to Jajjar Kotli, prompting an immediate response from local authorities and rescue teams. The injured individuals are currently receiving medical treatment at the Government Medical College in Jammu, as investigations into the incident continue.
- With inputs from agencies