Wednesday, April 19, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


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14 feared drowned in Chenab

JAMMU, April 18 (PTI) — Fourteen passengers were feared drowned when a bus, while negotiating a turn, skidded and rolled into the river Chenab at Atholi in Doda district of Jammu region, official sources said here today.

The mishap occurred last night when the over-crowded bus, which left from Kishtawar town for village Atholi skidded off the road and fell into the river.

Those believed to have drowned were travelling on the roof of the bus while passengers inside the bus were rescued by troops.

Rescue and relief operations were still continuing, they said.


Curfew reimposed in West Tripura

AGARTALA, April 18 (UNI) — The nine-hour-long curfew, which ended at 5 a.m. today, was reimposed in West Tripura’s Jirania police station areas, which have been witnessing ethnic violence since April 10.

West Tripura District Magistrate Manoj Kumar told UNI here this evening that curfew would be reimposed from 10 p.m. tonight for another six hours.

The curfew was first clamped in the troubled areas at 10 p.m. on April 12 following ethnic violence. About 15,000 persons had taken shelter in the relief camps.

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