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J&K: Police bus returning from Amarnath falls into gorge in Pahalgam, seven ITBP jawans killed

Jammu & Kashmir: A Border Security Force (BSF) helicopter has been pressed to airlift the casualties.

Reported By : Manzoor Mir Edited By : Paras Bisht | Srinagar
Updated on: August 16, 2022 14:03 IST

Highlights

  • The police bus carrying 37 ITBP personnel and two policemen fell into a deep gorge
  • The incident occurred between Chandanwari and Pahalgam
  • The bus was on its way from Chandanwari to police control room

Jammu & Kashmir: A bus fell into a gorge in Pahalgam area of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, leaving seven Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel dead and 32 others returning from Amarnath Yatra duty injured. The bus fell into a gorge between Chandanwari and Pahalgam. Seven ITBP personnel died on the spot, several others sustained grievous injuries. Around 20 ITBP personnel and two policemen were also injured in the accident. A Border Security Force (BSF) helicopter has been pressed to airlift the casualties. 

The party comprising 37 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel and two from the JKP were being de-inducted from the Amarnath Yatra duty that concluded on August 11. 

What's the cause of the accident? 

An ITBP spokesperson said in Delhi that, "A bus carrying 39 personnel fell down into a roadside river bed after its brakes reportedly failed. The troops were on their way from Chandanwari to Pahalgam."

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