12 pilgrims killed in accident in Jammu and Kashmir


The Hush Post: On the way to Machail Yatra pilgrimage, 12 people were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar after a vehicle fell into the Chenab in the Dool area. A five-year-old baby is the only survivor who has been shifted to a hospital. The SSP of Kishtwar along with his team have reached the location.

According to the report in Kashmir Observer, Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid tweeted about the incident confirming the death of 12 pilgrims and survival of the child.

This is the second accident in Kishtwar in two daysOn Monday, five people were killed and nine others injured when a landslide struck a hilly road in this district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The incident took place at Kulligad when debris and huge boulders suddenly came down from a hillock, trapping a mini-bus and a car parked on the Doda-Kishtwar road,  Senior Superintendent of Police Rajinder Kumar Gupta said.

He said four persons were killed on the spot, while others were injured and were admitted to the hospital. The dead included a woman, Gupta said, while adding that nine other passengers were rescued and rushed to different hospitals. Two of the pilgrims were on their way to Machail mata temple.

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