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Heart wrenching footage on camera! Speeding bus with Amarnath pilgrims rams truck, many injured

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Qazigund: An unexpected incident happened during Amarnath Yatra. A bus carrying pilgrims collided with a truck in Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, the bus was traveling at Srinagar Jammu Highway (Jammu Kashmir), the bus came at a high speed at Qazigund and collided with a truck crossing the road. With this, the truck went forward. Those who were there ran in fear. It is reported that 14 pilgrims were injured in this incident.

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All of them were taken to a local hospital. All are safe now. The bus with 40 pilgrims was going towards Baltal base camp when the accident happened. Meanwhile, Amarnath Yatra started after a gap of two years. Last week, many pilgrims were killed in landslides and floods.

The incident was caught on a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera.

Video footage captured the speeding bus colliding into the stationary dump truck as it was trying to take a turn at a crossing. Bystanders were seen running in panic when the crash took place.

On the other hand, the Amarnath Yatra is getting hampered amid the heavy rains that have been falling for a few days. Local staff are not allowing devotees to go on Pahalgam and Baltal routes in Jammu and Kashmir. They seem to have informed the officials of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) that the trip should be temporarily suspended until the rains recede.

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