10 feared dead after bus travelling from Amritsar to Katra falls into gorge.

Ten people were feared dead, and 12 other injured when a bus carrying pilgrims to the Vaishno Devi shrine skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday.

The bus was travelling from Amritsar when the incident occurred on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, near Jajjar Kotli area.

Assistant Commandant Ashok Choudhary of the central reserve police force (CRPF) said, a joint operation involving the CRPF, police, and other teams is underway to conduct a rescue mission. He added that a crane has been deployed to see if more people are trapped under the bus.

“Ambulances were called and the injured were immediately rushed to hospital. Bodies have also been taken to the hospital. A crane is being brought here to see if someone is trapped under the bus. A rescue operation is underway,” Choudhary was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

“We are being told that the bus was coming from Amritsar and that people from Bihar were onboard. They perhaps lost their way to Katra and reached here,” he added.

Source- Hindustan Times.

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