SRINAGAR Ashley Young Jersey UK , Indian-controlled Kashmir, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- At least nine people were killed and 15 others injured Wednesday after a mini-bus fell into a gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
The accident took place in mountainous Mahore of Reasi district, about 210 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
""Today a tempo traveller (a type of mini-bus) skidded off the mountainous road at Chachii Nala Andreas Pereira Jersey UK , Jamsalaan in Reasi, killing nine people on spot and injuring 15 others,"" a police official posted at police control room Jammu told Xinhua.
""The injured have been removed to hospital and condition of some of them has been stated to be critical.""
The cause of accident was being ascertained, police said.
According to officials, the vehicle was carrying local passengers from neighbouring district of Rajouri.
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SYDNEY, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Killer sharks and the government officials that want them dead are the new public enemies of Australia after an unprecedented spate of shark attacks off the West Australian (WA) coastline has ushered in anti-shark policies that just would not float.
The Australian Greens would not even have a taste of WA Premier Colin Barnett's measures and have this week called on the WA Government to abandon its shark cull policy as community opposition continues to grow.
The WA state government has imposed a slew of measures in response to the recent fatal attacks that have earned the state an unwelcome reputation as the world's deadliest coastline.
Six people have been killed and several more attacked in WA waters since September 2011.
An open letter to the WA Government co-signed by 100 scientists has been published this week by Support our Sharks and calls for non-lethal measures to protect beach-goers, along with a greater investment in research and monitoring.
"Community opposition to the WA Government's plan to cull sharks through measures like drum lines has been increasing since it was announced Chris Smalling Jersey UK ," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens marine spokesperson said on Tuesday.
WA has been criticized for what environmentalists are calling a shark-cull war with tough, new measures to tackle sharks attacks after an unprecedented string of deadly encounters.
The Premier announced that the WA government would immediately set baited drum lines to catch large sharks one kilometer from shore, with vessels monitoring the drum lines.
These drum lines will be set along heavily used beaches in the metropolitan area and the South-West, and will be deployed 24 hours a day initially from January 2014 through until April 2014.
Another Greens spokesperson Anthony Martial Jersey UK , Lynn MacLaren said official figures from Natal, South Africa, showed that drum lines will kill many more harmless marine species than dangerous species.
"The WA Government has justified its unpopular new shark cull policy by citing experiences elsewhere yet an examination of the few places in the world where drum lines have been introduced shows that drum lines kill far more harmless species than they do tiger and great white sharks," MacLaren said.
"An examination of the annual reports of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board in Natal, South Africa David de Gea Jersey UK , shows that for the past two years, the number of tiger and great white sharks caught in drum lines and nets off Natal has been outnumbered by five times by the capture of smaller sharks, catfish, humpback whales and leatherback and green turtles."
However, Barnett said the new measures would improve public safety and build on the State Government's strong approach to shark hazard management.
"These new initiatives come on top of a raft of measures the State Government already has in place to protect beachgoers Manchester United Jersey UK , like increased aerial surveillance, beach patrols, shark tagging and a trial of a shark enclosure in the South-West," the Premier said.
"We are aware of the risks sharks pose to our beach users and the Western Australian way of life and we are implementing strategies to reduce these risks."
The furor has snowballed after the knee-jerk measures were initiated before Christmas, after another fatal shark attack in just two weeks ago.
A 35-year-old man was surfing at Gracetown in southern WA when a shark Sergio Romero Manchester United Jersey UK , believed to be a great white, leapt from the water across another surfer's board and fatally attacked the experienced surfer.
This latest death has renewed a national debate about surrounding shark attacks from the efficacy and safety of netting beaches, to search and destroy powers residing in state governments.
In her open letter, an irate Senator Siewart said beachgoers do not want to enjoy summer swimming at the cost of a shark-cull dressed up as environmentalism.
"Like thousands of West Australians, I am looking to spending some time at the beach and in the water over the Christmas break.
She said that over the last few weeks the overwhelming feeling from West Australians "is one of concern about the WA Government's approach."
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Her petition now has more than 35,000 signatures and is continuing to grow.
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