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Inquiry committee starts probe into accident on Jammu-Srinagar highway

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

An inquiry committee led by S P Vaid Saturday visited the site of an accident on the Jammu-national highway in which 22 people were killed last week.

The committee visited the at Kela Morh in district to conduct an in-depth probe, a said.

It investigated the reasons behind the accident to fix the responsibility, if any, and discussed measures to be taken to prevent recurrence of such accidents on the national highway, especially in Doda and Kishtwar, he said.

Twenty-two persons were killed and 14 injured when an overloading mini-bus skidded off the road and fell into a 300-feet gorge on October 6.

Following the accident, the government had constituted the inquiry committee to probe the accident and suggest measures to prevent such incidents in the future.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 21:50 IST