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17 killed in Kashmir bus accident

A private bus has plunged off a mountain road into a deep gorge in Kashmir, killing 17 people.

A private bus has plunged off a mountain road into a deep gorge in Kashmir, killing 17 people and injuring 30 others, police said.
Injured passengers at Government Medical College hospital in Jammu on Tuesday after a bus going to the Kashmir valley fell into a deep gorge on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway.(Source: PTI)

The injured were hospitalized early Tuesday, some with serious injuries. The bus was traveling overnight from Jammu to Srinagar, police officer Rajesh Kumar said. (Source: PTI)

The cause of the accident was not immediately known.
A critically injured passenger in an accident when a bus going to the Kashmir valley fell into a deep gorge at Digdol. (Source: PTI)

Accident occurred near Ramban, a town nearly 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of Srinagar, Kumar said. A passenger who was injured after a private bus plunged off a mountain road into a deep gorge in Kashmir is brought for treatment at the government medical college hospital in Jammu. (Source: AP)

India has the world's deadliest roads, with more than 110,000 people killed annually. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and aging vehicles. (Source: AP)