Governor bids farewell to pilgrims killed in terror attack last night

Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, visited the Technical Area, IAF Base, Srinagar, early today morning to meet the 19 Yatris who had been injured in the terror attack near Anantnag late last evening. After treatment, the injured pilgrims were airlifted to the Srinagar Airport this morning.

According to a statement issued here, three pilgrims, who are more seriously injured, are still in hospitals at Anantnag and Srinagar.

The statement said that the Governor expressed his concern and sympathy to the injured Yatris and wished them a safe journey home. He also met Salim Bhai, the driver of the bus, which he had driven all the way from Gujarat to Kashmir, and saluted him for his courage in not allowing the vehicle to go out of control when he was repeatedly fired upon from the front and the windscreen had been totally shattered.

Governor paid respect to the seven pilgrims killed in this terror attack and laid wreaths on their coffins.

The injured pilgrims and the coffins of those killed are being carried to Ahmadabad in a special IAF aircraft which arrived from Delhi this morning.

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