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18 feared killed as vehicle plunges into river

Eighteen people were feared killed when a matador skidded off the road and plunged into river Chinab in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district today.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2009 23:13 IST
PTI

Eighteen people were feared killed when a matador skidded off the road and plunged into river Chinab in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district today.

The vehicle was carrying 23 passengers when the accident occurred at around 1140 hrs at Chakra Da Nallah in Premnagar area, some 210 kms from here, police said.

Five passengers were rescued and hospitalised, they said adding the remaining were missing and presumed dead.

The conductor of the matador jumped off the vehicle before it fell into the river.

First Published: Jun 07, 2009 23:11 IST