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35 passengers had a miraculous escape when a bus they were travelling on skidded off the frozen road and overshot a parapet wall and its front portion hung precariously in air over a gorge near Batote on Thursday.

The bus, bearing registration number JK02-BJ 0087, which left Kishtwar at 4.30am, was on its way to Jammu when it skidded off the road near Batote, 120 Km from Jammu. 

DySP traffic Aftab Ahmed said: “Around 8.30 a.m., the Manpreet Travels, a semi-luxury bus, from Kishtwar to Jammu suddenly skidded due to the frozen snow on the road near Batote.