16 Amarnath pilgrims killed, 19 injured as SRTC bus plunges into gorge in Ramban

16 Amarnath pilgrims killed, 19 injured as SRTC bus plunges into gorge in Ramban


Jammu: At least 16 Amarnath pilgrims were killed while 19 injured when a bus carrying them skidded off and plunged into a gorge on Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district. "A State Road Transport Corporation bus JK02Y-0594 ferrying Amarnath pilgrims this afternoon accidentally plunged into a deep gorge near Nachlana area of Ramsoo in Ramban," a police spokesman here said. He said that 16 pilgrims had died while 19 got injured out of which 11 were critical. He said that the critically injured have been airlifted to Jammu while eight with minor injuries were admitted to district hospital Ramban. More details are awaited, said the spokesman.

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