J&K:  At Least 20 Passengers Killed, 15 Injured In Bus Accident In Tungi Morh Area

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In Jammu and Kashmir, at least 20 passengers were killed and 15 others injured after a bus carrying pilgrims rolled down into a deep gorge in the Tungi Morh area of Akhnoor subdivision in Jammu district this afternoon. Akashvani Jammu Correspondent reports that the ill-fated bus rolled down into a deep gorge near Tungi Morh, Tanda on the Jammu-Poonch national highway (NH144A), resulting in the death of 20 passengers and injuries to 15 others. The injured have been shifted to sub-district hospital Akhnoor, where from critically injured have been referred to Government Medical College Hospital, Jammu. The identities of the deceased and injured are being ascertained, while police have taken cognisance of the incident. The bus was on its way from Jammu to Shiv Khori Cave in Reasi district and was carrying pilgrims mostly from Uttar Pradesh.  Transport Commissioner, J&K Rajinder Sing Tara has confirmed the number of casualties. More details are awaited.
 
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has expressed his deep anguish over the loss of lives in the accident. The administration is providing all possible assistance to the bereaved families and is also extending medical facilities to the injured.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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