A minor girl died while forty two others were injured, thirty-five of them critically, after a marriage party bus met with accident here this evening in far flung Methyani village, police and reports said.
Police sources said that a minibus canter (JK11 2099) carrying a marriage party (Barat) on way to Methyani from Sabukote plunged into a deep gorge hardly after covering few kilometres.
They said 9 year old Shrubi daughter of Darshan Lal resident of Sabukote Dharamsal died on the spot.
Sources said police teams led by SHO Dharamsal Darshan Singh and SHO Kalakote Mohammad Iqbal rushed to the spot and joined the rescue operation launched by the locals.
"The injured were taken to Teryath hospital, where from 35 have been referred to SDH Sunderbani" sources said adding critically injured were being shifted to medical College Jammu when the last reports poured in.
Meanwhile, SSP Rajouri Atul Sharma confirmed death of the minor girl in the accident
As per reports condition of all the referred patients is stated to be critical.