10 of the injured were airlifted in two helicopters to Jammu city for specialized treatment. The bus plunged off the Himalayan mountain road and rolled down into a 150-meter (500-foot) -deep gorge. The bus hit the rocks and was torn into several pieces. It is noy yet known whether it was a mechanical failure or the driver’s negligence. “The accident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar is heart-wrenching. We mourn all those who lost their lives and express condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover at the earliest, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said via Twitter.”
India has the world’s deadliest roads, with about 150,000 killed and 470,000 injured annually. Just on Thursday, a minibus carrying students to a picnic crashed into a gorge along another Himalayan road in Kashmir, killing at least 11 and injuring seven others.
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