The accident took place while the mini-bus was on its way to Mandi from Sawjian.
“The injured people have been shifted to a hospital in Mandi,” said Mandi tehsildar Shehzad Latif.
The rescue operation by Army personnel is under way.
Lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, announced a relief of Rs 5 lakh each for family members of the deceased. He also directed the authorities to provide the best treatment to those injured.
Saddened by loss of lives due to a road accident in Sawjian, Poonch. Condolences to bereaved families. May the inju… https://t.co/M5XrWKoRLy
— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) 1663131319000
“Saddened by loss of lives due to a road accident in Sawjian, Poonch. Condolences to bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Rs 5 lakh would be given to the next of kin of deceased. Directed police and civil authorities to provide best possible treatment to the injured,” he tweeted.
(With inputs from ANI)