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6 Amarnath Yatris killed in road accident


Jammu: six Amarnath pilgrims died and two others were wounded critically when a vehicle they were traveling in skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge near Banihal on Srinagar-Jammu Highway, this afternoon.

The vehicle met with the accident when the driver was negotiating a curve near Ramsu, police said.

The vehicle was carrying pilgrims from Punjab, they said adding it was a part of today’s batch of 85 vehicles which left from the base camp of Bhagwati Nagar here for onward journey to cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas.

The driver was negotiating a curve when the vehicle met with the accident at Mom Passi near Ramsu, 165 kms from here this afternoon, police said adding it plunged into a 200-feet deep gorge.

According to Agence India Press, rescue teams have rushed to the site, and evacuated the injured to Banihal sub-district hospital, they said.

The deceased have been identified as Newal Chander, Sudesh Kumar, Arun Kumar, Bhupinder Singh, Tilak Raj and Jagdish Raj- all belonging to Jallandhar city of Punjab.

The injured, identified as Ashwani Kumar and driver Kuldeep Kumar, also belonged to Jallandhar. Their condition was stated to be stable, they said.


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