J-K: 12 killed after overloaded van plunges into gorge

Kishtwar: At least 12 people were killed and 13 injured after an overloaded matador van they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge.

The accident occurred at around 9 am earlier in the day in Thakrai area of Kishtwar district, when the vehicle, packed with passengers, was coming from Keshwan, Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana said.

A large-scale rescue operation is underway.

More details are awaited.