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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed pain at the loss of lives of Amarnath pilgrims in a bus accident in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Extremely pained by the loss of lives of Amarnath Yatris due to a bus accident in J&K," he tweeted.
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 16, 2017
I pray that those injured in the bus accident in J&K recover soon.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 16, 2017