Dozens killed, several injured in major accident in J-K’s Doda

At least 36 people died in a bus accident in Assar region of Doda in J-K. Injured shifted to District Hospital Kishtwar and GMC Doda.

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Update (November 15, 2:34 PM): 

Thirty-six people died and 19 others were injured after a bus fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda on Wednesday.

Union Minister Jitendra Singh confirmed in a post on X about the 36 deaths and said that out those injured six people were said to be in a critical condition. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed his condolences and in a statement on 'X' said that the local administration is actively engaged in the rescue operation at the site of the accident.

"Saddened to share the update from DC Doda Harvinder Singh from the spot of the accident. Unfortunately, 36 persons have died and 19 injured, out of whom 6 injured are serious," Minister Singh posted on X.

The mishap took place as the bus carrying 55 passengers and on its way from Kishtwar to Jammu veered off the road and rolled down the steep slope near Trungal in the Assar area on the highway.

(With ANI inputs)

Many killed and dozens have been injured after a bus travelling from Kishtwar to Jammu veered off the road and plunged around 200 meters down a steep slope near Trungal in the Assar area of the Doda district. Reportedly, the bus was carrying 55 passengers. 

According to the sources, the local authorities, police and rescue team rushed to incident spot soon after getting the information and initiated the operations. The death toll could be even more, as per officials. 

Meanwhile, injured have been admitted to the primary health care at Assar.

More details awaited.