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16 Amarnath pilgrims killed, around 30 injured in bus accident

Sunday, Jul 16, 2017,17:22 IST By anju A A A

Ramban/Jammu | At least 16 Amarnath pilgrims were killed and around 30 injured when a bus skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and rolled down into a deep nullah in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir today, officials said.

The bus carrying pilgrims skidded off the road, turned turtle and rolled down into the nullah at Nachlana belt of Ramban late this afternoon, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ramban, Mohan Lal said.

According to police officials, 16 persons were killed and around 30 were injured in the accident.

A rescue operation was underway, they said.