Srinagar: At least six persons died after a bus fell into a deep gorge in Majalta area of Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir on late Friday night. Thirty eight injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital.

The accident happened when the bus was on its way to Srinagar from Surinsar. If reports are to be believed, the vehicle was in a high-speed due to which the driver lost control over it. The accident happened at Chandeh village around midnight.

Reportedly, five bodies were recovered from the site of accident. The death toll rose to six on Saturday morning after an injured succumbed to injuries at the hospital. The identities of the deceased have not been ascertained yet.

As per officials, the driver had reportedly taken the interior route to dodge traffic police in view of the restrictions on the main Jammu-Srinagar national highway which was opened for traffic from Jammu to Srinagar on Saturday after five days of closure due to landslides caused by rain and snowfall.