In India, the van fell into a gorge

© AP Photo / Rafiq MaqboolМашина ambulance in India. Archival photoIn India, the van fell into a gorge© AP Photo / Rafiq Maqbool

At least 17 people were killed and another 16 injured as a result of falling of the minibus in a gorge in Northern India, newspaper Hindustan Times, citing local police.

According to the newspaper, the accident occurred on Friday morning in district Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir. According to police, the driver of the van lost control.

First aid arrives, local residents, and later on a scene there arrived police officers and the army.

As reported to police, seven passengers with serious injuries were sent to hospitals to receive necessary medical care.