Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi adityanath has expressed his condolence over deaths of 16 Amarnath pilgrims who were killed when their bus skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and rolled into a deep nullah in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
The deceased belonged to UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Assam, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh, they said. Two women were among the sixteen who died, they added.
A bus carrying pilgrims skidded off the road, turned turtle, and rolled down into the nullah at the Nachlana belt of Ramban late this afternoon, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ramban, Mohan Lal said.
अमरनाथ यात्रा के लिए जा रही बस की दुर्घटना दुःखद । ..— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) July 16, 2017
The J&K State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) bus was part of a convoy carrying 3,603 pilgrims from Jammu to the twin base-camps of Baltal and Pahalgam enroute the cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas, police officials said.
दुर्घटना में दिवंगत हुए यात्रियों की आत्मा की शांति और परिजनों को संबल प्रदान करने की ईश्वर से प्रार्थना करता हूँ।— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) July 16, 2017