17 Amarnath Pilgrims Killed in Accident


Seventeen Amarnath pilgrims, including two women, were killed and 29 injured when the state transport bus in which they were travelling skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge at Banihal on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway Sunday afternoon. Police said they were investigating the cause of the accident. “Eyewitnesses gave us different versions. Some said a tyre of the bus burst and the driver lost control. Some said that the brakes didn’t work,” Deputy Superintendent of Traffic Vishal Manhas said.