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WorldAsiaAccident in Jammu: 10 pilgrims killed, 57 others injured when bus going to Vaishno Devi falls off bridge in...

Accident in Jammu: 10 pilgrims killed, 57 others injured when bus going to Vaishno Devi falls off bridge in Jammu.

Jammu. Ten pilgrims were killed and 57 others injured when a bus going to Vaishno Devi fell into a gorge after hitting the ‘railing’ of a bridge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district on Tuesday, officials said. . There is a possibility of increasing the number of people who lost their lives.

Shashi Sudan, Principal of the Government Medical College Hospital, said the condition of two of the injured was critical. Officials said the bus was on its way to Katra from Amritsar when the accident took place at Jhajjar Kotli area on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.Katra Trikuta Situated atop the hills is the base camp for the famous Vaishno Devi pilgrimage.

Jammu’s Senior Superintendent of Police Chandan Kohli told ‘PTI-Bhasha’, “The accident happened in Jhajjar Kotli area where the bus fell from the bridge into the gorge.” 10 people have died. The rescue operation is almost complete,” he said. “We are ascertaining the cause of the mishap. Local residents, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and police personnel reached the spot and the rescue operation was launched .

The official Twitter account of the force informed, “The 137 CRPF battalion personnel carried out rescue operation to take out the injured from the bus that fell down from the Jhajjar Kotli bridge on the highway.” Principal of Government Medical College Hospital, Shashi Sudan said. 57 injured have been admitted to Jammu’s GMC Hospital, out of which two are in a critical condition. “Two people were dead by the time they were brought to the hospital and others had died on the spot,” he said. CRPF An official said that 10 bodies have been recovered.

The bus skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway between 6.30 am and 7 am on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and fell off a bridge over a rivulet at Jhajjar Kotli, officials said. Most of the passengers were from Lakhisarai in Bihar and the children were of religious beliefs, they said. Was going to Mata Vaishno Devi temple for rituals. All these people are relatives among themselves. Ravinder Pandey, one of the passengers told that he felt that something had hit the bus.

He said, “She lost her balance and fell. The vehicle was on its way from Amritsar to Katra, carrying people going for pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. There was a horrifying scene at the accident site with bodies of people trapped in the badly mangled bus. Ramesh Kumar, who survived, told, “We were going to Mata Vaishno Devi temple because the child had to be shaved. Our relatives were with us.”Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha tweeted, “Extremely pained by the loss of lives in the tragic bus accident in Jhajjar Kotli, Jammu.

My condolences to the bereaved families and wishing speedy recovery to the injured. The district administration has been instructed to provide all possible help and treatment to the injured. Chief Secretary Arun K. Mehta, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh, Additional Director General of Police (Jammu Zone) Mukesh Singh and other senior officers visited the GMC Hospital in Jammu to inquire about the condition of the injured. The Chief Secretary directed the hospital administration to provide better treatment to the injured. Treatment should be provided so that they can recover soon. It may be noted that on May 21, a 27-year-old woman was killed and 24 others were injured when a bus carrying pilgrims to Mata Vaishno Devi overturned in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district. People were injured.

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