Posted by Hanuman Bhakth | Posted on Sunday, 15 July 2012
Category : Amarnath Yatra 2012
In a Tragic road Accident, 15 Amarnath pilgrims were Killed and 18 Injured when a bus in which they are traveling skidded off the road and fell in the gorge near Ramban on the Jammu Kashmir National Highway. The bus was on its way from Srinagar to Jammu , when it suddenly skidded off the road and fell into the gorge at Digdol in Ramban.The targic accident takes place in the Late Night Hours around 11:30 PM on Saturday night.
As per the Information shared by SP Ramban Anil Mangotra with PTI, 10 pilgrims died on the spot and the injured were shifted to District Hospital Ramban. The rescue work completed on Sunday Morning with the recovery of 14 Bodies.One of the injured died in the GMC, Jammu, there by taking the toll to 15.Some of the seriously injured persons have been referred to GMC Jammu to better treatment
Most of the persons Killed in the mishap are outsiders. " It appears they were Amarnath Pilgrims, but we need to verify the Registration Documents to give their account" , said SP Ramban.
Meanwhile, 7 More Amarnath yatra Pilgrims today Lost their Lives due to Cardiac arrest, there by taking the Total Death Toll to 79. These growing number of Deaths had already become a worry for the Shri Amarnath Ji shrine Board (SASB) . However the yatra is progressing smoothly and 4,55,765 pilgrims had paid Obeisance at the Holy Cave till Saturday After Noon.