J-K: Bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims falls into gorge, 11 killed

Jammu : Another tragedy struck on the Amarnath pilgrims on Sunday when a bus, enroute Pahalgam, carrying them fell into a deep gorge.

Reportedly, as many as 11 people have been killed and more than 30 injured.

A rescue operation by the Army is underway.

Further details are awaited.

This incident comes days after as many as seven people were killed and fifteen others injured after a group of terrorists opened fire on a bus carrying 17 pilgrims from Baltal to Mir Bazar earlier last week.

The 90th and 40th battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were deployed at the spot to prevent further untoward incidents thereafter.

Only this morning one of the injured succumbed to her injuries taking the death toll to eight.

The brutal attack on the innocent pilgrims invited the wrath of all political parties, even as the entire world jointly condemned the incident.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee also strongly condemned the incident.

J-K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti summoned an emergency meeting of her cabinet to review the security situation across the state. (ANI)