Kumar the bus was moving at a high speed on a kuccha stretch near Assar. On spotting an army vehicle coming from opposite side, the driver applied the brakes and the vehicle skidded off the road.
It’s the third major bus accident in Doda this year. On June 7, 19 people had died in a mishap. In another accident on February 25, 41 people had lost their lives.
Angry at the frequency of road accidents, people pelted stones at the ministers and officials present at the Assar health centre, where some of the injured were being treated.