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Many killed in Kashmir bus crash

Injured from Kashmir bus crash
The injured were brought to a medical college in Jammu

A passenger bus has veered off a mountain road in the Jammu region of Indian-administered Kashmir killing at least 35 people, police say.

The accident took place at Galgandhar in Doda district, 170km (105 miles) north-east of Jammu town.

Police say 15 passengers have been wounded and the toll may rise.

Road accidents are common in India, killing hundreds of people every year. Most accident are blamed on reckless driving, old vehicles and bad roads.

Kashmir map

The police said it appeared that the driver lost control while negotiating a turn on the mountain road, which caused the accident.

Local people began the rescue operation and were soon joined by the police and army.

Thirty five bodies have been recovered and the injured have been shifted to hospital in Doda.

Those with serious injuries would be flown to Jammu, police said. Nine of the wounded passengers are in a critical condition.


Police say the driver lost control at a sharp bend

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