Kishtwar: At least 30 people were feared
killed when a van skidded off the road and plunged into river
Chenab in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir this evening.
The vehicle was on its way from Thatri to Kishtwar when
it met with the accident near Phagu Morch, 203-km from Jammu,
at around 1815 hrs, police said.
The van was packed to capacity with some passengers
sitting on its roof when it rolled down into the river.
Two passengers, who swam to safety, said some 30-35
people were travelling in the ill-fated vehicle.
Authorities immediatley launched the rescue operation
which was, however, suspended due to darkness, police said.
The operation to locate any possible survivor and the
van would be resumed tomorrow, police said.