Bus plunges into deep gorge in Udhampur, 5 dead, over 30 injured

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Jammu: Five passengers including a woman died and 31 others were injured after a bus they were traveling on met with an accident in Udhampur district late Friday night.

Reports said the bus (JK02BR-5503) heading towards Sringar from Jammu skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge near Chaner area of Majalta.

Deputy Commissioner Udhampur Dr Piyush Singla while confirming the mishap said that five persons including a woman died on the spot while as 31 others were injured, reported a news agency.

Dr Singla said a rescue operation was immediately launched by teams of revenue, civil defence and the police.

31 injured passengers were shifted to GMC Jammu for treatment, said the DC.

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