Jammu, Oct 6: At least 15 persons were killed and 17 injured, including 10 critically, when a mini bus skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge along the bank of River Chenab in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.
''A mini bus, on way from Banihal to Ramban this morning at around 1000 hrs, skidded off and fell into the gorge, when it reached near Kala Morh, just few km short of its destination,'' a Police Spokesman here said.
He said locals and police immediately swung into action and launched the rescue operation.
''So far, 15 people have died and 10 were seriously injured, while seven others were shifted to the district hospital and Srinagar,'' Rafiq Ul Hassan, DIG Doda-Kishtwar-Ramban Range here, said.
He said on the request of the district administration, choppers have been pressed into service and the seriously wounded are being shifted to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu.(UNI)