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Jammu and Kashmir: 12 killed after overloaded van plunges into deep gorge Kishtwar


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At least 12 people were killed and 13 injured after an overloaded matador van they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge. The accident occurred at around 9 am earlier in the day in Thakrai area of Kishtwar district, when the vehicle, packed with passengers, was coming from Keshwan, a mini-bus went out of the driver’s control and plunged into the Chenab River in the Thakrie area, Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana said. A large-scale rescue operation is underway. “Reports indicate that there were 25 people in the mini-bus. A search is on to locate if there are more people,” the police added.