Tuesday in Pahalgam, a civilian bus carrying six members of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) crashed into a roadside riverbed, resulting in the deaths of six and the injury of several more.
The civilian bus carrying 37 ITBP troops and two J-K Police was its route to Pahalgam from Chandanwari when it plummeted into the steep valley, a senior ITBP official said. The brakes apparently failed, causing the vehicle to plummet.
The incident occurred at Frislan in the Pahalgam region. The soldiers were assigned to the region during the Amarnath Yatra.
An ITBP spokesman stated, “We are in contact with the local administration, and disaster management teams have been dispatched to the scene for rescue operations.”
The Amarnath Yatra began on June 29 from Jammu, with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the army, and the local police providing strict security.
The Amarnath shrine pilgrimage to the 3,880-meter-high cave shrine of Lord Shiva is undertaken via the twin routes of Pahalgam and Baltal.
Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, conveyed his sympathies to the families of the six Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officers who perished when the bus transporting them crashed into a river bed near Pahalgam on Tuesday.
A bus carrying 37 ITBP troops and two J-K Police was on its way to Pahalgam from Chandanwari when it rolled down into the steep canyon, reportedly because its breaks failed, a senior ITBP officer said. Thirty-three personnel were injured in the accident.
“Deeply distressed by the bus accident in Chandanwari in which our valiant ITBP personnel perished. My thoughts go out to the relatives of the deceased, and I wish for the rapid recovery of the injured. The injured personnel are receiving all available support “Lt Governor Sinha stated.
Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, also expressed his sorrow over the terrible tragedy and took to Twitter to wish the injured a speedy recovery.
Dr. Syed Tariq, a physician at the Government Medical College of Anantnag, stated that thirty persons were injured in the accident.