Five killed as boulder falls on minibus

Five persons, including three women, were killed and nine others injured, when a minibus came under a boulder after a landslide hit a stretch of road in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district on Wednesday, officials said.

The minibus was on its way to Gandoh from Thathri, when the boulder hit it at Piyakul on Wednesday, they said.

Sub-Divisional Police Officer Gandoh Bhallesa Nawaz Khanday said five persons were killed and nine others injured in the incident.

Mohd. Banday, SDM Thathri, said preliminary reports suggest that the minibus, which was crossing the muddy patch, came under debris and rocks after a sudden landslide.

Locals and policemen immediately reached the spot and after rescuing the passengers, shifted them to Primary Health Centre in Kahara.


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