Major Accident Killed 16 Amarnath Pilgrims

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Update: 16 dead, 19 seriously injured will be airlifted to Jammu Medical college shortly : J&K Police.

Jammu: 11 people who were on a pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine have died in an accident on Jammu Srinagar National Highway. The bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims or yatris fell into a gorge along the highway. Sixteen passengers have been injured. The accident took place in Ramban along the highway. The bus was part of the official Amarnath Yatra convoy

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Last week, seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag. One more passenger died today. The annual pilgrimage to Anantnag – amid tight security – is scheduled to conclude on the August 7. This year, the authorities have decided to allow 7,500 pilgrims to visit each day. The cave shrine is located at a distance of 46 kms from Pahalgam and 14 kms from Baltal.

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