Seven passengers, including four women, were killed and three others critically injured after a minibus skidded off a mountainous road and fell into a river in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir today, the police said.
The incident took place on the Thathri-Gandoh road near Piyakul village, 42 km from Doda town, they said.
Superintendent of Police (SP), Bhaderwah, Raj Singh Gouria said the minibus was on its way to Chilli village from Doda when the driver lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a blind curve. As a result, the minibus plunged into the deep gorge.
The bus landed on the Kalnai river bed and its roof was blown away by the impact, another police official said.