Tyre burst believed to be the reason for the accident.
Jammu: 11 people who were on a pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave, a holy place for Hindus, have died in an accident on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway. Sixteen passengers are said to be injured.
The bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims or yatris fell into a gorge. The accident took place near Ramban along the highway. The bus was part of the official Amarnath Yatra convoy
Last week, eight Amarnath pilgrims were killed in a suspected militant attack in Anantnag.
The annual pilgrimage to Anantnag – amid tight security – is scheduled to conclude on the August 7. This year, the authorities have decided to allow 7,500 pilgrims to visit each day.The cave shrine is located at a distance of 46 kms from Pahalgam and 14 kms from Baltal.
Reports quoting an official said that the tyre of the bus burst at Nachilana on the highway.
More details awaited.