One dead, 67 injured as overloaded bus overturns in Udhampur
Udhampur/Jammu: A person was killed and 67 others were injured on Monday when an overloaded private bus turned turtle in Udhampur district, officials said.
The bus was on its way to Udhampur town from Moungri Khor Gali. As the bus reached Krimachi-Mansar, its driver lost control while negotiating a blind curve, they said.
The vehicle overturned and rolled down 40 feet, killing one passenger and injuring 67, the officials said.
Most of the injured, which include students and office-goers, are stable, they said.
Witnesses said that the bus bearing registration number (JK14C-5286) hit a tree adjacent to the roadside parapet and otherwise it would have rolled down into the gorge and number of deaths might have been on the higher side.
They said that the bus was on way from Moungri, Khor Gali towards Udhampur and met with an accident at Krimchi Morh in the district. One person died in the accident while fourteen others were injured in the accident which happened this morning. The deceased has been identified as Jamal Din of Naali Nikka Damnote Moungri Udhampur.
The injured were hospitalized by rescuers including local volunteers and police, they said. The injured have been identified as Roshni (17), Mamtu (17), Neelam Kumar (29), Palvi (1.5 years), Rekha Devi (17), Pooja Devi (17), Rajni Devi (17), Varinder Kumar (18), Thakur Dass (74), Koshalaya Devi (65), Narinder Singh (25), Rohit Kumar, Shashi Thakur and Parshotama (38), all local residents.