SRINAGAR, JULY 13: On the 12th day of Shri Amarnathji Yatra 7,485 Yatris paid obeisance and, till date, 1,45,204 Yatris had Darshan of the Ice-Lingam at the Shrine.
In the wee hours today, at about 04:30 AM, a Mini Bus (No. JK0IJ 6159), carrying Yatris who were on their way back to Jammu, met with a head-on collision with a Truck (No. JK02A 5365) which was coming from the opposite direction. The driver of the Mini Bus, Billal Ahmad Mir of Kangan, and a Yatri, Pramod Kumar Gupta of U.P., lost their lives in the accident. 22 passengers were injured, out of whom 20 were admitted at SMHS Hospital, Srinagar and 2 at the Bone and Joint Hospital, Srinagar. On the directions of Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of Shrine Board, the CEO, Mr. P.K. Tripathi, spoke to the Secretary Health Department and secured immediate medical attention for all the injured persons.