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2 dead, 24 injured Kathua mishap

Srinagar, Jan 27: Two persons were killed and 24 others injured Sunday when a bus carrying Vaishno Devi pilgrims from Gujarat overturned along the Jammu-Pathankot Highway in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The pilgrims were returning from the shrine and heading for Amritsar when their vehicle hit the divider before turning turtle near Dayala check, a police official said.


He said rescuers immediately swung into action and shifted the injured to district hospital Kathua.

Later, 18 of them were referred to Government Medical College Hospital Jammu, he said adding two of them including a woman were declared brought dead on arrival.

He said the identity of the deceased was not immediately known.

The condition of some of the injured was stated to be “serious”, the official said.