At least eight passengers were killed and four seriously injured on Monday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district.
Police sources said a mini bus travelling on the Thathri-Gandola road went out of the driver’s control and dropped into Kalnai river 42 Kms from Doda town.
“Eight passengers were killed and 4 seriously injured in this accident. A rescue operation has already started”, police said.
The ill-fated mini bus was on its way from Doda to Chilli village.
Meanwhile, an IAF helicopter from Jammu city was pressed into action for the rescue of critically injured passengers, a defence ministry spokesman said.
Authorities are ascertaining the exact number of passengers who were travelling in the mini bus when the accident happened.