17 passengers killed, 34 injured in IOK road accident

ISLAMABAD: At least 17 people were killed and 34 others were injured in a road accident in Ramban district.

According to KMS, the accident took place when the bus fell into a deep gorge at Digdol on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Ramban district early this morning. The tragic incident happened after its driver lost control, police said.

The mishap occurred around 2.30 am, when private bus was running a night service, carrying about 50 passengers, Ramban district magistrate told media men.

Malik said 17 of the injured were airlifted by a helicopter to Jammu for treatment, while five others had been taken to Jammu by road. Twelve of the injured passengers were undergoing treatment at the Ramban district hospital.

Source: APP