Four people were killed and 28 injured on Saturday when a bus turned turtle in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir as the driver lost control of the vehicle, news agency PTI reported officials as saying.
The incident took place on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in the Barsoo area of the south Kashmir district, they said.
The four passengers who died were all residents of Bihar. 28 passengers were injured and 23 of them have been taken to various hospitals here for treatment, PTI reported officials as saying.
J&K | Several were injured in a passenger bus accident in Gori Pora area in Pulwama district. Further details awaited. pic.twitter.com/whxhHpKp1U
— ANI (@ANI) March 18, 2023
Further details are awaited.
The update on the accident comes after an encounter broke out between militants and security forces in the Pulwama district earlier in the day.
PTI reported a police official as saying that security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Mitrigam area of Pulwama in south Kashmir after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants there.
The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated, the official said, as per PTI.
The exchange of firing was on, but, so far, there were no reports of any casualty on either side, he said.
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