Bus Carrying ITBP Personnel Falls Into Gorge; 7 Jawans Killed

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Bus Carrying ITBP Personnel Falls Into Gorge; 7 Jawans Killed

August 16

Seven members of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were killed and 32 others returning from Amarnath Yatra duties were injured on Tuesday when their bus plunged into a gorge in the Pahalgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

While traveling between Chandanwari and Pahalgam, the bus plunged into a deep gorge. On the scene, seven members of the ITBP were killed and several more were severely injured.

A Border Security Force (BSF) helicopter has been pressed to airlift the casualties.

Thirty-seven members of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and two from the Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) were being de-inducted from their Amarnath Yatra duties, which ended on August 11.

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