At least 10 people were killed and 13 others were missing after an overloaded mini-bus plunged into a fast-flowing river in Indian Kashmir, police said Friday. The accident occured in southern Kishtiwar district late Thursday when the 25-seater minibus which was carrying 51 passengers plunged into the Chenab River which flows into Pakistan, a police statement said. "Ten people are confirmed dead and 13 others are missing," said the statement issues in the Kashmiri summer capital Srinagar. Army and navy divers were searching for the missing in the mountainous area, some 170 kilometres (105 miles) south of Srinagar. Bus accidents are common in the subcontinent because of a combination of bad roads, overcrowding and poor maintenance of vehicles. In May, 36 people were killed in a similar accident when a bus plunged into a gorge.