Six dead, several injured after bus carrying ITBP personnel falls into river in J&K

NEW DELHI: Six ITBP personnel and a policeman were killed after a bus fell into a deep gorge in the Pahalgam area of Jammu and Kashmir‘s Anantnag district.
Over 30 others are reported injured, 6 of them seriously, in the accident. A BSF chopper has been deployed to airlift the injured to Army hospital in Srinagar.
37 ITBP and 2 J&K Police personnel were travelling on the bus. They were returning from the Amarnath yatra duty.
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.”
Further details are awaited.

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