12 killed, one injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar after vehicle carrying Machail yatra pilgrims falls into Chenab

Eleven people were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar after a vehicle, on the way to Machail yatra pilgrimage, fell into the Chenab, media reports said.

FP Staff August 21, 2018 10:59:47 IST
12 killed, one injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar after vehicle carrying Machail yatra pilgrims falls into Chenab

Twelve people were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar after a vehicle, on the way to Machail yatra pilgrimage, fell into the Chenab in the Dool area, media reports said. The only survivor is a five-year-old baby who has been shifted to a hospital. Kishtwar SSP along with a team of police officers have reached the spot on Padder road.

Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid tweeted about the incident confirming the death of 12 pilgrims and survival of the child, Kashmir Observer reported.

This is the second accident in Kishtwar in two days. On Monday, five people were killed and nine others injured when a landslide struck a hilly road in this district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The incident took place at Kulligad when huge boulders and debris suddenly came down from a hillock, trapping a mini-bus and a car plying on the Doda-Kishtwar road, Senior Superintendent of Police Rajinder Kumar Gupta told PTI.

He said four persons were killed on the spot, while another succumbed to injuries in hospital. The dead included a woman, Gupta said, adding that nine other passengers were rescued and rushed to different hospitals. Two of the pilgrims were on their way to Machail mata temple.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date:

also read

Three Army jawans killed in suicide attack bid at base camp in J&K's Rajouri; two terrorists shot dead
India

Three Army jawans killed in suicide attack bid at base camp in J&K's Rajouri; two terrorists shot dead

The three Indian Army jawans killed are Subedar Rajendra Prasad, Rifleman Manoj Kumar and Rifleman Lakshmanan D

JKPSC Recruitment 2022: Application deadline for Librarian and other posts ends today
Education

JKPSC Recruitment 2022: Application deadline for Librarian and other posts ends today

The selection process will consist of two rounds. The first round will be a written examination and candidates who will successfully clear the written test will be called for a personal interview session

PM Modi's Har Ghar Tiranga campaign sees J&K's SHG members go all out making tricolour ahead of 75th Independence day
India

PM Modi's Har Ghar Tiranga campaign sees J&K's SHG members go all out making tricolour ahead of 75th Independence day

Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district has got a target of making 20,000 flags which is to be achieved in due time with the help of members of SHG