Pahalgam: A bus carrying as many as 39 security personnel fell down a roadside river bed on Tuesday.
Reportedly, the incident took place at Frislan, Pahalgam after the vehicle’s brakes failed.
According to newswire ANI, six ITBP personnel lost their lives, while several other personnel received injuries, and are being airlifted to Army hospital, Srinagar for treatment.
“Our 6 jawans have lost their lives, 30 injured. We will provide the best possible treatment to the injured. ITBP HQ keeping a watch on the situation. The jawans were returning from Amarnath Yatra duty. All help will be provided to affected families,” ITBP PRO said.
The jawans were deputed in the area for Amarnath Yatra.
“A civil bus carrying 39 personnel (37 from ITBP and 2 from J&K Police) fell down to a roadside river bed after its breaks reportedly failed. The troops were on their way from Chandanwari to Pahalgam. Casualties feared,” Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) said.
More details awaited