Amarnath Yatra: 16 pilgrims dead, rescue operation underway

amarnath-accident-759At least 16 pilgrims are feared dead and over 30 injured after a bus carrying Amarnath Yatris fell into the gorge in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

16 pilgrims have lost their lives after the bus fell off the Jammu-Srinagar highway. Army personnel is carrying out the rescue operations, police said.

“The deaths of 16 people are now confirmed, 19 with serious injuries and eight others with minor injuries”, police said adding “the seriously injured are being airlifted for treatment while others were taken to local clinics for treatment.

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