The state government Thursday afternoon informed except three passengers rest have been killed when a bus carrying members of a marriage party fell into an overflowing river in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
Eye-witnesses said there were almost 50 people travelling in the bus. Earlier official sources claimed 32 people dead and the rescue operation was on.
Police said the bus went out of the driver’s control and plunged into the river near Noushera town of Rajouri district.
A message posted on Twitter by Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s office said National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been dispatched to the site to help with search and rescue operation.
The state is on flood alert following incessant rains.