Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 12 (NT): As many as 13 Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were wounded on Thursday after the tempo they were travelling rammed into a parked truck near Birma Bridge in Udhampur.
Three of the 13 passengers were severely wounded while the rest got minor injuries. According to reports of ANI thewounded passengers were immediately shifted to District Hospital, Udhampur for treatment and they are now out of danger.
Meanwhile, the tempo driver ran away the spot following the accident.
In the wake of the incident, Union Minister Jitendra Singh confirmed that he was in regular touch with officials to make sure all help was being offered to the injured.
"I am in constant touch with District Collector, Udhampur and other administration officials since morning. All injured pilgrims are out of danger and have been admitted to the District Hospital. All necessary help is being provided. Most of them belong to Jhansi and surrounding parts of Uttar Pradesh," said Singh to ANI.
It is noted that five people were died and three sustained injuries after a landslide hit Brarimarg on the Baltal route on July 4.The people were travelling along the 14-kilometre Baltal route.
On a related note nearly two lakh pilgrims from across the country have registered themselves for this yearly Yatra.