Two killed, 53 injured in road mishap
Jammu: Two persons died and 53 others were injured after a passenger bus they were travelling in fell into a rivulet in Udhampur district of Jammu division on Thursday afternoon.
“A passenger bus on way from Udhampur to Ramnagar, skidded off the road and fell into a rivulet near KoohNullah in Ramnagar area,” said a police official.
He said two passengers died on the spot while 53 suffered injuries. Police and locals immediately rushed to the spot and shifted the injured to the hospital.
The deceased have been identified as KrishanLal son of Sandokhu Ram resident of Marta and Mohammad Haroon son of Naseer Mohammad resident of Koonallah.
According to reports, three survivors sustained serious injuries and were referred to Command Hospital, Udhampur while other injured are being treated at different hospitals of the district.
Police said that two persons were declared as brought dead at the Udhampur hospital.
They said 42 passengers injured in the mishap were brought to different hospitals of the district.
“Three critically injured persons were referred to Military Hospital for advanced treatment,” he said, adding that 39 injured are out of danger.