Two Amarnath pilgrims from Punjab killed in Jammu & Kashmir accident

The accident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it rolled down from the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Qazigund area.

Published: 09th July 2018 05:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2018 05:23 PM   |  A+A-

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A paramilitary soldier stands guard as the first batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath Yatra in Jammu. ( Photo | PTI)


SRINAGAR: Two Amarnath pilgrims from Punjab were killed and six others injured in a road accident on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said.

The accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle they were travelling in lost control and it rolled down from the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Qazigund area.

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The police identified the victims as Guarav Brar and Vinod Kumar of Ludhiana.

Earlier, another pilgrim from Punjab died due to brain hemorrhage at Baltal, base camp of holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, official sources said.

They said a pilgrim identified as Gurman Singh, son of Gurtal Singh, resident of Punjab suffered a massive brain hemorrhage at Baltal base camp in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal early Monday morning.

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