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Amarnath Yatra bus accident: Narendra Modi condoles death in Jammu and Kashmir crash

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed pain at the loss of lives of Amarnath pilgrims in a bus accident in Jammu and Kashmir.

At least 16 pilgrims were killed and several others injured when their vehicle fell into a gorge on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district.

"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," Modi tweeted.

File image of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. PTI

File image of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. PTI

The accident comes just days after militants attacked a bus ferrying yatris in Anantnag along the Jammu-Srinagar Highway on Monday. That attack had led to eight deaths and 11 being injured. According to police officials, Monday's incident occurred when militants attacked an armoured police car at 8.20 pm. When the police fired back, the militants fled, firing indiscriminately, the official added. The injured were taken to the Army Base Hospital in Srinagar.

Updated Date: Jul 16, 2017 17:06 PM

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