16 Amarnath pilgrims killed after bus falls into gorge on Kashmir highway

An official said that a bus, bearing registration number JK02Y 0594, was heading towards Srinagar when it rolled down into a gorge near an army camp in Nachilana area of Banihal.

Muhammad Taskeen
Publish Date: Jul 16 2017 2:32PM | Updated Date: Jul 16 2017 3:37PM
16 Amarnath pilgrims killed after bus falls into gorge on Kashmir highwayAt least ten Amarnath pilgrims killed in road accident on Kashmir highway

Sixteen Amarnath pilgrims were killed and over twenty others injured after a bus they were travelling on met with an accident and fell into a gorge on Srinagar-Jammu highway near Banihal on Sunday.

An official said that a bus, bearing registration number JK02Y 0594, was heading towards Srinagar when it rolled down into a gorge near an army camp in Nachilana area of Banihal in Ramban district.

Sixteen pilgrims were killed in the mishap, he said, adding that the injured were shifted to a local hospital for treatment.

He said that nineteen injured are being airlifted to Jammu for specialised treatment.

Eight pilgrims, he said, have sustained minor injuries.