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Bus carrying ITBP jawans fall into 150ft deep riverbed near Pahalgam, 7 dead & 39 injured

Aug 16, 2022

Bus carrying 39 ITBP personnel and two J&K Police personnel falls into riverbed in Pahalgam. ANI

New Delhi: A vehicle carrying Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) jawans met with an accident in Jammu Kashmir’s Pahalgam. Six jawans have been killed in the accident and many are feared to be injured.

The incident took place when the vehicle rolled down the road in Frislan area in Pahalgam. The jawans were deputed in the area for Amarnath Yatra.

#WATCH Bus carrying 37 ITBP personnel and two J&K Police personnel falls into riverbed in Pahalgam after its brakes reportedly failed, casualties feared#JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/r66lQztfKu

— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2022

According to reports, the vehicle was carrying 39 personnel (37 from ITBP and 2 from J&K Police). The troops were on their way from Chandanwari to Pahalgam.

“Six ITBP personnel died on the spot, many others sustained grievous injuries. Twenty-five ITBP personnel and two policemen were also injured in the accident,” said an official.

The injured jawans have been rushed to a hospital in Anantnag.

#WATCH Injured ITBP personnel rushed to a hospital in Anantnag, J&K

6 ITBP personnel have lost their lives, several injured after a bus carrying 37 ITBP personnel and 2 Police personnel fell into riverbed in Pahalgam pic.twitter.com/7QjiswkUnt

— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2022

Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governer Manoj Sinha has offered his condolences to the bereaved families.

Deeply anguished by the bus accident near Chandanwari in which we have lost our brave ITBP personnel. My condolences to bereaved families & prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured. All possible assistance is being provided to the injured personnel: J&K Lt Gov

(File pic) https://t.co/z1xkeuqQ5g pic.twitter.com/evLoUQL2ac

— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2022

President Droupadi Murmu has also offered condolences to the families of the deceased jawans.

The tragic loss of precious lives of ITBP personnel in the unfortunate accident at Anantnag, J&K fills me with sadness. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured: President Droupadi Murmu

(File photo) pic.twitter.com/FdXRx2B01f

— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2022

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has also condoled the death of security personnel in the accident.

Rahul Gandhi said, “I wish the injured jawans a speedy recovery and peace to the souls of the martyred and express my deepest condolences to the bereaved families.”

Meanwhile, a rescue operation is underway.

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