Reasi mishap: 22 killed, several injured

| Updated: Oct 21, 2016 05:12 IST

Reasi (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct. 20 (ANI): At least 22 people were reported killed and several others injured after the bus they were travelling in fell into a gorge at Bidda in Reasi district of the Jammu region on Thursday. Indian Air Force helicopter services pressed into service to airlift critically injured people. The rescue operation is going on. According to Police, injured persons are in a critical conditions. As per the defence release, the 'Condors' (a Mi-17 1V unit located at Jammu) received a message about a CasEvac of victims of a bus accident near Reasi, 70 km north of Jammu. Within minutes the crew collected their GPS, fed the coordinates, carried out a quick check around the aircraft, and started the helicopter. The civil authorities were ready with the ambulances and the patients, while the Flight Gunner and Co-pilot supervised the embarkation of the patients, most of whom were in an extremely critical condition. (ANI)