Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh on Sunday spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti regarding the unfortunate accident of the bus carrying Amarnath Yatris near Ramban in which around 16 people lost their lives and many others got injured.
“My heart goes out to the families of Amarnath Yatris who lost their loved ones in the bus accident. My prayers are with the injured. Spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Muftiji regarding the unfortunate accident of the bus carrying Amarnath Yatris near Ramban,” Rajnath tweeted.
He added that Mufti had apprised him of the ongoing rescue operations.
“The injured Amarnath Yatris are being airlifted for treatment in Jammu,” he tweeted.
Earlier in the day, another tragedy struck on the Amarnath pilgrims when a bus, enroute Pahalgam, carrying them fell into a deep gorge.
As many as 16 people were killed and around 27 others got injured in the mishap.
A rescue operation by the Army is underway.