At least 16 Amarnath Pilgrims were Killed & around 30 Injured when a Bus Skidded Off the Jammu Srinagar National Highway & Rolled down Into a Deep Nullah in the Ramban District of Jammu & Kashmir on Sunday, Officials said.The Bus Carrying Pilgrims Skidded Off the Road, Turned Turtle & Rolled Down into the Nullah at Nachlana belt of Ramban late on Sunday Afternoon, Senior Superintendent of Police (Ramban) Mohan Lal said.
According to Police Officials, 16 Persons were Killed & around 30 were Injured in the Accident.
A Rescue Operation was Underway, they said.
The 40-Day Amarnath Yatra Started on June 29 from the Twin Routes of Pahalgam in Anantnag District & Baltal in Ganderbal District. It is Scheduled to Culminate on August 7, Coinciding with the Festival of Raksha Bandhan.More than 2 Lakh Yatris have Paid Obeisance at the Cave Shrine so far.