At least seven members of a wedding party were killed and 31 injured when their minibus collided with a truck on the Jammu-Pathankot highway in the early hours of Wednesday.
According to police, the accident occurred at 12.30 am at Chaan Rorian on the highway, about 55 km south.
Two children are reportedly among the dead.
The injured have been shifted to the Government Medical College, Jammu, and their condition is said to be highly critical.
The police have registered a case and started investigations into the mishap.