18 killed as mini-bus plunges into gorge

Eighteen people were killed and 21 injured, some of them seriously, when a mini-bus in which they were travelling skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir`s Poonch district on Saturday.

Last Updated: Aug 20, 2011, 18:58 PM IST

Jammu: Eighteen people were killed and 21
injured, some of them seriously, when a mini-bus in which they
were travelling skidded off the road and rolled down into a
gorge in Jammu and Kashmir`s Poonch district on Saturday.

The ill-fated private vehicle was on its way to Mandi
when the accident occurred in Madana area in the afternoon,
SSP (Poonch) Ashkoor Wani said.

Eighteen passengers were killed and 21 injured, 17 of
them seriously, in the mishap, he said.

The seriously injured were airlifted to Jammu and were
admitted to the Government Medical College for treatment, the
SSP said.

PTI