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18 killed, 21 injured as mini-bus plunges into gorge

Eighteen people were killed and 21 injured, some of them seriously, when a mini-bus in which they were travelling skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Saturday.

delhi Updated: Aug 20, 2011 18:57 IST
PTI

Eighteen people were killed and 21 injured, some of them seriously, when a mini-bus in which they were travelling skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Saturday.

The ill-fated private vehicle was on its way to Mandi when the accident occurred in Madana area in the afternoon, SSP (Poonch) Ashkoor Wani said.

Eighteen passengers were killed and 21 injured, 17 of them seriously, in the mishap, he said.

The seriously injured were airlifted to Jammu and were admitted to the Government Medical College for treatment, the SSP said.

First Published: Aug 20, 2011 18:53 IST