10 people have died and 13 were critically injured when the bus they were travelling in plunged into a ravine in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Sunday, Express News has reported. The 35 passengers in the bus were going to Gujranwala from Nairiyan, a small village in the Sudhnoti district near Kotli, for urs festivities.

The injured were taken to Mirpur district headquarter hospital.

Rescue personnel reached the spot after receiving information, Mirpur Commissioner Chaudhary Shaukat has said. He further stated that at least three of the 13 injured passengers are in critical condition. He added that the accident was caused by brake failure.

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Shaukat also confirmed that a large number of Jamia students reached the hospital to voluntarily donate blood for the victims.