Thursday 21 Jun, 2018

Bus Accident in Kashmir: At Least 16 Amarnath Pilgrims Succumbed to Death

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Srinagar: At least 16 people have been killed when a bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims crashed in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. At least 35 people were injured. Many of them are in critical condition. The accident occurred at Jammu Srinagar National Highway. Rescue works are under progress.

The accident happened on the Jammu-Srinagar highway has not yet been cleared. According to reports, the bus plunged into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir, the state where hundreds of Hindus make the annual pilgrimage to a Himalayan cave revered as the abode of the god Shiva.

Some of the worst injured are being airlifted to hospital, police said. For the second time in a week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences to the pilgrims who died making the holy journey.

On July 10, eight people were killed in an attack on the Amarnath pilgrims in Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir. Seven people were seriously injured in the incident and died on Sunday.

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