Jammu, Oct 3: One person was killed and fourteen others injured when a mini-bus they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into roadside area in Udhampur district on Monday.
The bus (JK14C-5286) hit a tree adjacent to the roadside parapet and otherwise it would have rolled down into the gorge and number of deaths might have been on the higher side as a consequence of it, official sources said.
They said that the bus was on way from Moungri, Khor Gali towards Udhampur and met with an accident at Krimchi Morh in the district. One person died in the accident while fourteen others were injured in the accident which happened this morning. The deceased has been identified as Jamal Din of Naali Nikka Damnote Moungri Udhampur.
The injured were hospitalized by rescuers including local volunteers and police, they said. The injured have been identified as Roshni (17), Mamtu (17), Neelam Kumar (29), Palvi (1.5 years), Rekha Devi (17), Pooja Devi (17), Rajni Devi (17), Varinder Kumar (18), Thakur Dass (74), Koshalaya Devi (65), Narinder Singh (25), Rohit Kumar, Shashi Thakur and Parshotama (38), all local residents. A police officer confirmed the accident and said that a case been registered.