15 killed, 24 injured in Kashmir road accident

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 08, 2013 10:20 hrs

Jammu, March 8 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 24 injured when a truck fell into a deep gorge in Budhal area of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district early Friday, police said.

"The driver lost control over the steering and the truck fell into a 300-feet gorge, killing 15 people travelling in it," a police official said. Among those killed were four infants in the age group of one-two years, he added.

Of the 24 injured, the condition of seven is stated to be critical and they have been shifted to the Government Medical College Hospital, Jammu. The truck driver is among those seriously injured.

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