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Amarnath pilgrim killed, 9 hurt as vehicle rolls down gorge


Srinagar, Jul 26: An Amarnath pilgrim was killed and nine others injured today when a parked bus rolled down 45 metres into a deep gorge in Pahalgam area of Kashmir, police said here.

The vehicle, which was stationed at a parking lot, went down the gorge at Chandanwari area after the driver failed to apply hand brake, they said. All the 10 pilgrims were rushed to Anantnag district hospital.

Amarnath Yatra

"One of the pilgrims later succumbed to injuries while condition of two others was stated to be critical," police said, adding that the critically injured persons were being airlifted to a hospital in Srinagar for treatment.

With today's death, the number of pilgrims who have died during the ongoing yatra has climbed to 19, they said.


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