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16 Amarnath pilgrims died in bus accident


As many as 16 Amarnath pilgrims were killed and around 19 others were injured in a road accident took place on Jammu Srinagar National Highway.
According to information received, a bus ferrying Amarnath pilgrims fell into a gorge leaving 16 dead and 19 pilgrims injured. After being information about the accident, police and security personnel rushed to the spot to undertake rescue exercises. The injured were reportedly airlifted to Jammu for treatment.
A senior police officer said that a bus carrying pilgrims, which was part of Amarnath Yatra convoy, skidded off the road leading to the tragic accident.
Expressing grief over the accident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted “Extremely pained by the loss of lives of Amarnath Yatris due a bus accident in J&K. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased”
“I pray that those injured in the bus accident in J&K recover soon,” Modi tweeted.

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