10 die in JK
Jammu, Aug 5: Ten persons died and at least 23 others were wounded in two separate road mishaps in Bhaderwah and RS Pura areas of Jammu region on Wednesday.
Official sources said that at least eight persons, including two women, were killed and eight others were injured when a matador, they were travelling in, skidded off the road and plunged into Neeru nallah, Wednesday morning.
The ill-fated minibus (JK06-081) was on its way from Bhalla to Bhaderwah town when it met with the mishap at around 11:30 am today. Five passengers died on the spot, while three more succumbed to their injuries on way to the hospital, police said adding that a nine year old child was also feared dead as she was washed away in fast water currents of the stream.
Immediately after the mishap, locals and police rushed to the spot and started rescue operation. They had to face a tough time to retrieve the bodies from the nallah.
Meanwhile, two persons, including an elderly man and a student, were killed and 15 others injured when a passenger bus turned turtle near Kullian at Arnia area of border tehsil RS Pura, official sources said.
Police said the driver of the over-speedy bus (JK02C-4481) tried to overtake another bus near Kullian leading to the mishap.
The eyewitnesses said that the bus turned turtle in the middle of the road leaving a student dead, on the spot, and injury to nearly 17 passengers.
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