A very sad incidence took place in Ramban area of Jammu, on the national highway when sixteen Amarnath pilgrims died and several injured when a bus carrying them fell into a gorge in Jammu. Among the injured yatris, 19 are being airlifted and taken for treatment, 8 others have minor injuries.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ramban, Mohan Lal said, ” The bus carrying the pilgrims skidded off the road, turned turtle and rolled down into the nullah at Nachlana belt of Ramban late this afternoon.” He added, rescue operation is underway.”
Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh has spoken to J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti regarding this unfortunate accident. He said, ” My heart goes out to the families of Amarnath Yatris who lost their loved ones in the bus accident. My prayers are with the injured.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he is “extremely pained by the loss of lives of Amarnath yatris… My thoughts are with the families of the deceased”.
Few days back some Amarnath yatris were killed in a terrorist attack in Kashmir’s Anantnag district. PM Modi has also announced a compensation of Rs. 2 lakhs for who died during the incident and Rs. 50,000 for those seriously injured.