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Three killed, 50 injured as school bus plunges into gorge

Four people, including three school students and a school teacher, were killed and 30 others injured today after a school bus fell into a deep gorge in north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

india Updated: Jul 11, 2012 18:13 IST

A teacher and a student were among three persons killed while 50 others injured when a school bus carrying students on a picnic trip plunged into a gorge near Gulmarg tourist resort in Kashmir's Baramulla district today.

The bus carrying students of Iqra Educational Institute of Kupwara district was on way to Baba Reshi shrine near Gulmarg when it fell into the gorge at Nambal Nard near Tangmarg, 45 kms from here, police said.

Rescue teams managed to evacuate 53 persons -- students and staff members -- to a hospital. However, two of the injured, 25-year-old teacher Jehangir Dar and 13-year-old student Owais Manzoor Wani, were declared dead in the hospital, they said.

The bus driver, Akhtar Hussain, succumbed to injuries later, while four other seriously injured had been referred to Soura Medical Institute in Srinagar.

First Published: Jul 11, 2012 14:40 IST