1. Amarnath Yatra bus tragedy LIVE Updates: 16 dead, 27 injured; PM Narendra Modi pained by loss of lives

Amarnath Yatra bus tragedy LIVE Updates: 16 dead, 27 injured; PM Narendra Modi pained by loss of lives

In an extremely unfortunate incident, 11 Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were killed and 35 injured as a vehicle carrying them fell into a gorge on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district,

By: | Updated: July 16, 2017 5:16 PM
The 40-day Amarnath yatra started on June 29 from the twin routes of Pahalgam in Anantnag district and Baltal in Ganderbal district.

In an extremely unfortunate incident, 16 Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were killed and 27 injured as a vehicle carrying them fell into a gorge on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district, news agency PTI reported. Earlier, in the day, a 65-year-old pilgrim from Maharashtra died at the Baltal based camp of Amarnath yatra in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, raising the death toll in the ongoing pilgrimage to 20, police said, according to ANI. Sada Shiv fell seriously ill yesterday. He was admitted to the Baltal base hospital, where he died late last night, a police official said. Moreover, a woman devotee, injured in the deadly militant attack on Amarnath pilgrims, succumbed at a  hospital early today, taking the death toll in the incident to eight. Lalita, 47, succumbed to injuries at the SKIMS Hospital here, a police official said. With this, the death toll in the 10 July attack has climbed to 8.

Here are all the LIVE updates on the unfortunate bus tragedy:-

5:08 PM Rahul Gandhi tweets on Amarnath bus tragedy.

“Very sad to learn of the tragic bus accident in which many Amarnath Yatris lost their lives today.My thoughts are with the bereaved families,” says Rahul Gandhi.

4:28 PM According to news agency PTI, the accident took place 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

4PM PM Modi tweets on Amarnath tragedy:-

“Extremely pained by the loss of lives of Amarnath Yatris due to a bus accident in J&K. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased,” tweets PM Modi. I pray that those injured in the bus accident in J&K recover soon,” Modi added in another tweet.

3:46 PM Ramban (J&K) accident UPDATE: Death toll rises to 16; 19 injured being airlifted for treatment. 8 minor injuries, reports ANI
3:10 PM WATCH VIDEO: Rescue operation by Army underway as bus carrying Amarnath Yatra pilgrims fell off road on Jammu-Srinagar highway in Ramban, 11 dead

2:55 PM Rescue operation by Army underway

2:51 PM Death toll rises to 11 after a bus carrying Amarnath Yatra pilgrims fell off the road on Jammu-Srinagar highway

2:45 PM Police launch rescue operations to save lives of other pilgrims
2:35 PM At least 35 were injured in the mishap
2:30 PM 10 reported dead so far
The 40-day Amarnath yatra started on June 29 from the twin routes of Pahalgam in Anantnag district and Baltal in Ganderbal district. It is scheduled to culminate on August 7, coinciding with the festival of Raksha Bandhan. More than two lakh yatris have paid obeisance at the cave shrine so far.
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    Sunil Sharma
    Jul 16, 2017 at 3:20 pm
    Like HONEST CITIZEN of Bharat ONE HAS TO QUESTION the Logic :"IS IT WORTH WHILE GOING ON PILGRIMAGE TO AMARNATH REALLY REALLY WORTH THE LOSS OF SO MANY LIVES . The death has come from poor road condition, bad weather, fatigue and worse of all terrorist attack.DANGEROUS ROAD CONDITION. IS LYNCHING WORTH THE LOSS OF LIVES is second question . Blind faith has taken us no way!!!
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      Jitu
      Jul 17, 2017 at 11:46 am
      True. All to see a block of ice that science can easily explain.
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