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Six armed forces personnel killed, dozens injured after returning from Amarnath Yatra duty

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Pahalgam: At least six personnel of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were killed while dozens of others were injured, some of the very seriously, after a bus they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled down to a gorge near Zig Chandanwari in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Tuesday.

The bus carrying personnel from ITBP, deployed for yatra duties, was returning from Chandanwari when the driver lost control over it and the vehicle fell into a gorge, an official said.

Under what circumstance the driver lost control was not immediately known, Police said. Six personnel died on the spot while dozens of others suffered injuries, mostly serious, they said.

“In a road accident near Chandanwari Pahalgam in Anantnag district, 6 ITBP personnel got martyred while as several others got injured, who are being airlifted to Army hospital, Srinagar for treatment. Further details shall follow,” police tweeted.

Meanwhile, a massive rescue operation has been launched to shift the injured armed forces personnel to the hospital, officials added.


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