Twenty-one people were killed and nine others injured, four of them critically,when a matador skidded off the road and fell into Chenab river in Kishtwar district, 230 km from here, on Monday morning. The matador, which was going from Kishtwar to Palmar, fell into the river at Banderkoot at 8.30 am, police said. Police and army launched a rescue operation soon after the mishap and 21 bodies have been recovered so far. Four of the injured were in a critical condition and were being airlifted to Government Medical College Hospital here.