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Two dead as minibus falls into river in Jammu

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26 people injured in Udhampur road mishap

Jammu: Two people were killed when a minibus fell into the Tawi river after the driver lost control of the vehicle while crossing a bridge here, police said on Saturday.
The accident occurred near Bikram Chowk late Friday night, they said.
The bus driver, who was speeding, lost control of the vehicle while crossing the Tawi bridge. The bus smashed the concrete fence of the bridge before landing on the river bed, resulting in the death of two occupants whose identities are being ascertained, the police said.
In a separate incident, 27 passengers were injured after a speeding bus overturned on the Battal Ballain bridge in Udhampur district along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in the early hours of Saturday, according to the police.
The bus was on its way to Doda district from Jammu, the police said.
They said the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital. Later, six of them were referred to Government Medical College (GMC) here for specialised treatment.
Meanwhile, twenty six passengers got injured in an accident that took place in Battal Ballian area of Udhampur on national highway.
A police official said that a bus bearing registration number (JK02BP 4355) was on way to Doda from Jammu when it skidded and turned turtle at Battal Ballian road.
Officials said that twenty six person got injured in the accident who all were taken to nearby medical facility; from where six injured have been referred to GMC Jammu.
The injured include Jai Din (25), Sapoora Begum (55), Shahzad Ahmed (4), Arshad Hussain (34), Akhter Hussain (50), Fatima Begum (34), Ranjana (42), Ghulam Hussain (55), Muneer Ahmed (32), Koshal Kumar (40), Farooq Ahmed (30), Mohd Ashfaq (21), Mohd Irfan (22), Muneer Ahmed (18), Bibi Begum (35), Mohd Shafi (31), Rehmat Ali (18), Shakeena (14), Roshan Bibi (18), Nazia (17), Iqbal Bano (40), Shakura (18), Mohd Arshad (20), Mohd Sartaj (21), Taj Mohd (28) and Parveen Akhter (16).



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