Amarnath pilgrim dies, 9 injured as vehicle falls in gorge

An Amarnath pilgrim died and nine others sustained injuries when a parked bus rolled down 45 metres into a deep gorge in south Kashmir’s Pahalgam area, Police said on Tuesday.
Amarnath pilgrim dies, 9 injured as vehicle falls in  gorge
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An Amarnath pilgrim died and nine others sustained injuries when a parked bus rolled down 45 metres into a deep gorge in south Kashmir's  Pahalgam area, Police said on Tuesday.

The vehicle, which was stationed at a parking lot, went down the gorge at Chandanwari area after the driver failed to apply hand brake, they said.

All the 10 pilgrims were rushed to Anantnag district hospital. "One of the pilgrims later succumbed to injuries while condition of two others was stated to be critical," police said, adding that the critically injured persons were being airlifted to a hospital in Srinagar for treatment.

With today's death, the number of pilgrims who have died during the ongoing yatra has climbed to 19, they said. 

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