Over eight passengers dead in road accident

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Srinagar

Eight passengers were killed and several others went missing in a road accident on Friday in Kishtwar district of Jammu when a vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the track and rolled down into the river.

An official said that a bus bearing registration number JK17 0662 skidded off the road and rolled down into Chenab river at Thakrie in Kishtwar district early morning.

“I am on the spot and have launched a rescue operation. A few bodies have been retrieved from the river; the rescue operation is still on,” he added.

He said twenty-five people were on board when the mishap took place.

More details are awaited.

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