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

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.