Jammu bus mishap: 16 bodies still missing

  • PTI, None, Jammu
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2014 18:34 IST

Over a fortnight after a bus with 67 passengers on board was washed away in flash-flood in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, the fate of 16 people is still not clear while the Army apprehensive that they might have been washed away to the other side of border.

"One body was recovered last evening. With this, 51 bodies have recovered," a police officer said.

However, 16 bodies are yet to be recovered.

The bus was washed away in the Gambhir river in Rajouri district's Noushera belt on September 4.

General Officer Commanding (GoC), 16 Corps, lt gen HK Singh, had told reporters on September 7 that there is an apprehension that the bodies might have been washed away to Pakistan as one of the body was recovered close to the border in a nallah joining Chenab.

Driver of the bus was among the four people who survived the tragedy.

A case has been registered in the mishap and probe is on to fix responsibility.

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