In a tragic incident, as many as eleven people were killed and several were injured after a bus they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell 100 metres into a rocky gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch.
The accident took place as the bus was going from Loran to Poonch.
Poonch is nearly 175 km from state capital Srinagar.
Administration has rushed in the injured people to a hospital in Mandi.
It is said that the driver could have been speeding around the tight turns, as per police.
Police suspects that it is likely he lost control while turning around a tight bend before skidding off the road.
It hit the rocks with such force that the roof tore off completely, rescuers who are at the site said.
The front part of the bus got separated by the impact and was flung some metres away from the main chassis.
The number of dead may rise as some of the injured people are critical, a police officer said.