JK: Seven killed after vehicle falls into gorge in Bandipora

, 12:37 PM IST
An ambulance stands near the accident site where a passenger bus plunged into a valley at Malshej Ghat about 100 miles (160 km) north east of Mumbai January 2, 2014. At least 27 people were killed and 13 injured, when a state transport (ST) bus fell into a valley, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT)

Srinagar [India]: Seven people were killed while nine suffered injuries when a vehicle carrying over twenty-one people skidded and fell into a deep gorge on the Gurez-Bandipora road near Tragbal in Jammu and Kashmir.

The tragedy occurred late Friday night, as five people were brought dead and two succumbed to injuries at Bandipora hospital.

The injured nine people are being treated at the hospital.

A manhunt is on for the driver of the bus who is said to be missing.

The vehicle belonged to Border Roads Organisation (BRO). (ANI)