Amarnath Yatra bus falls into gorge on Jammu-Srinagar highway, 10 killed


In an extremely unfortunate incident, 10 Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were killed and 35 injured as a vehicle carrying them fell into a gorge on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district, news agency PTI reported. Earlier, in the day, a 65-year-old pilgrim from Maharashtra died at the Baltal based camp of Amarnath yatra in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, raising the death toll in the ongoing pilgrimage to 20, police said, according to ANI. Sada Shiv fell seriously ill yesterday. He was admitted to the Baltal base hospital, where he died late last night, a police official said. Moreover, a woman devotee, injured in the deadly militant attack on Amarnath pilgrims, succumbed at a  hospital early today, taking the death toll in the incident to eight. Lalita, 47, succumbed to injuries at the SKIMS Hospital here, a police official said. With this, the death toll in the 10 July attack has climbed to 8.

Here are all the LIVE updates on the unfortunate bus tragedy:-

4:49 PM: Latest #visuals from J&K

3: 30 PM: Death toll rises to 16; 19 injured being airlifted for treatment. 8 minor injuries.

3:10 PM WATCH VIDEO: Rescue operation by Army underway as bus carrying Amarnath Yatra pilgrims fell off road on Jammu-Srinagar highway in Ramban, 11 dead

2:35 PM Police launch rescue operations to save lives of other pilgrims
2:33 PM At least 35 were injured in the mishap
2:30 PM 10 reported dead so far
The 40-day Amarnath yatra started on June 29 from the twin routes of Pahalgam in Anantnag district and Baltal in Ganderbal district. It is scheduled to culminate on August 7, coinciding with the festival of Raksha Bandhan. More than two lakh yatris have paid obeisance at the cave shrine so far.
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