1 dead, 24 injured as the bus carrying the ITBP Soldiers fell into a gorge in J&K
1 Indo- Tibetan Border Police Force soldier was killed and 24 others injured when the bus they were travelling in fell into a gorge known locally as the Khoona Nala in Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir. Police said the incident took place today around 8:30 am, when a private bus carrying the 35 ITBP soldiers fell into the gorge. The rescued operation was started at the site of the incident and many injured soldiers have been rescued with the help of security forces and locals. The injured are taken to the nearby hospitals for treatment. Trees stopped the bus from falling further down the gorge, police said.
Khooni Nala is an infamous stretch of road near Ramban which one has to pass before going through the Banihal tunnel. The stretch of road got its name because of the huge number of people who died in road mishaps at this spot.
DC Ramban has said “We have rescued 24 persons with injuries & 1 dead. We are evacuating seriously injured to Jammu via chopper. There were reportedly 35 persons travelling”.