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Vehicle accident kills 54 in India

At least 54 people have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident in the north of India, police have revealed.

A bus carrying approximately 70 passengers collided with a car on icy roads near the Kashmiri city of Jammu, causing it to swerve off the road and plunge 400ft down a steep gorge.

Most of the bus passengers were pilgrims returning from a local shrine and a police spokesman said, “With patches of snow on the road during winter, driving on these roads is particularly dangerous.

“Besides, there were a number of fatalities in the accident since the bus was overcrowded.”

As well as the 54 confirmed dead, seven are in hospital with serious personal injuries and numerous others were lucky to survive with only cuts and bruises. The rescue operation took five hours to complete and many of the wounded died in the cold conditions. The remaining survivors were taken to hospital in Jamma, a journey of 160 kilometres.

Vehicle accidents are fairly common in India, particularly in the mountainous areas, and poorly-maintained roads and old cars are blamed for the loss of hundreds of lives every year.



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