Jammu and Kashmir: 12 dead as minibus falls into gorge at Kela Moth

A mini bus on its way from Banihal to Ramban on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway fell into a deep gorge on Saturday.

A team of police reached the spot and began rescue operation.

According to the latest report, at least twelve people have lost their lives and over a dozen injured in the incident which took place near Kela Moth.

More details are awaited.

Earlier at least 17 passengers were killed and 16 injured when a mini bus skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge in Kishtwar district.

The accident had occurred at Dandaran, near Thakrai, when the driver of the mini bus, which was on its way from Keshwan to Kishtwar town, lost control of it and the vehicle rolled down into the over-300-foot gorge into Chenab.