Bus Accident in India Kills at Least 22

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A minibus went off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing at least 22 people.

Indian police say at least 15 people were injured in Tuesday's accident in a mountainous region near Srinagar, the main town in Kashmir.

Police officials say the driver of the bus lost control while negotiating a sharp curve and rolled down a cliff.

Twelve of the injured passengers have been transported to a hospital in Jammu for treatment.

India suffers frequent road accidents due to reckless driving, poor vehicle maintenance and overcrowding.