5 Dead After Minibus Struck By Avalanche In Jammu and Kashmir


Chattar-Gali Pass, Jammu & Kashmir – At around 9 am on Thursday, May 5, 2017 an avalanche struck a minibus near Chattar-Gali Pass on the Bhaderwah-Basholi Highway in the Doda district of Jammu & Kashmir.

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The bus was traveling from Bani to Banderwah. The avalanche occurred while the bus was traversing around a glacier. The force of the slide plunged the bus into a 1500-meter deep gorge in Thanthera Meadow.

The bus was carrying at least 12 passengers when the incident occurred. At least 5 of those passengers were killed, several others were injured.

We will try to update this post when more information is available.

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