Jammu, July 16 (IANS) Eleven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 30 others injured on Sunday when a bus carrying them plunged into a gorge near Banihal town in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district.

Police sources said the bus carrying the pilgrims from Jammu to Srinagar spun out of the driver’s control at Nachnala and rolled into the gorge.

“Eleven pilgrims have died,” a police officer told IANS. “Rescue operations are on.”

Police said the accident occurred at 1.45 p.m.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.