In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, a bus carrying ITBP personnel of 4th and 5th Bn, returning from deployment at Poshpathri camp on Shri Amarnathji route, met with an accident at Zig Mour in Pahalgam area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district today.
The bus carrying a total of 41 persons, 39 ITBP Jawans and 2 personnel from J & K Police was on its way to Jammu.
As per reports, the bus skidded off the road and plunged 250 feet into a gorge.
6 ITBP personnel lost their lives in the accident while 28 others injured have been evacuated to different hospitals for ensuring best possible medical help. 19 ambulances were earlier rushed to the spot to transport the injured personnel.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has expressed his deepest anguish and conveyed condolences to the bereaved families over the loss of their loved ones in the bus accident. He also prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured and assured that all possible assistance will be provided to the injured personnel.