In yet another heart rending accident, as many as 13 persons were killed when a mini bus packed with passengers skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.
It is said that the bus driver somehow lost control of the bus and the mishap took place.
The accident occurred at Dandaran, near Thakrai.
The vehicle then fell into near-300-foot gorge.
It is feared that as many passengers are injured too but the police is working to provide rescue to the injured passengers.
Police said that the bus was carrying close to 40 passengers.
The local administration is also contemplating airlifting of the critically-injured passengers to Jammu.
Compensations to the tune of Rs 5 lakhs for the kin of the deceased as well as Rs. 50,000 for each of injured persons has also been announced.>