9 killed, 27 injured as bus falls into gorge in Poonch

Mandi (Poonch): At least nine people were killed and 27 others were injured, 11 of them seriously, when an overloaded minibus they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a very deep gorge in Poonch district.

A massive rescue operation was launched by the army, police and locals.

So far, at least nine bodies have been recovered from the crash site, the number of deaths could rise as several passengers have suffered life-threatening injuries.

At least 27 people were injured and were removed to a nearby hospital. The condition of eleven of them is stated to be critical and they have been shifted to District Hospital Poonch.

This is a developing story.

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