New Delhi, Jul 12: At least 13 people were injured when a minibus rammed into a stationary truck in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took place near Birma Bridge. The bus was carrying Amarnath pilgrims. More details are awaited in the incident.
Upon getting information about the accident, police rushed to the spot and rescued the people stuck in the bus. The car driver fled from the spot after the incident while, efforts are on to nab him, the police claimed. SSP Udhampur Rayees Bhat said, “2-3 people are seriously injured but all the 13 people are stable.”
Recently, pilgrims were stranded at the base camps due to bad weather. Nearly two lakh pilgrims from across the country have registered themselves for the Yatra.
Security measures have been taken keeping in mind the ceasefire violations from across the border and various other terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
The yatra is scheduled to conclude on August 26, which is coinciding with the ‘Raksha Bandhan’ festival.