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UP CM Adityanath expresses grief over death of Amarnath pilgrims in bus accident

The Deceased Belonged To UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Assam, Haryana, And Madhya Pradesh, They Said. Two Women Were Among The Sixteen Who Died, They Added.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 16 Jul 2017, 06:41:12 PM
UP CM Adityanath expresses grief over death of Amarnath pilgrims in bus accident

New Delhi:

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.

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.

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First Published : 16 Jul 2017, 06:22:00 PM

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