One ITBP jawan killed, several injured in Kashmir highway accident

Srinagar, Dec 24 (UNI) A jawan of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was killed and several others were injured when a bus in which they were travelling skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge on Srinagar-Jammu national highway on Monday, official sources said.

They said a private bus, hired by ITBP, was on way to Jammu from Srinagar skidded off the road near Shaitan Nallah and fell into about 150 feet deep gorge this morning at 0800 hrs. Sources said over 40 ITBP personnel were travelling in the bus when it met with an accident.

A massive relief and rescue operation was immediately launched, they said one jawan has died and over 30 others were injured. A jawan is also missing, they added and said the injured were rushed to local hospital.

Further details are awaited, they said.