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6 ITBP jawans Die, Over 30 Injured After Bus Falls into River in Jammu and Kashmir, Pahalgam

ITBP Jawan Bus Accident Today

A bus of ITBP personnels fell into a deep gorge in the Pahalgam area of Jammu and Kashmir on 16th of August, 2022. As per the latest official report, 6 personnel died while 32 others got injuries in this accident. These jawans were coming back from Amarnath yatra duty. All total there were 37 ITBP personnel in the bus, including 2 policemen, which fell into a deep gorge between Chandanwari and Pahalgam. Around 19 ambulances, Local authorities, including police and the state disaster response force (SDRF) rushed to the spot and carried out the rescue operation.

According to the official statement of a policeman, “Six ITBP personnel have lost their lives, while several other personnel received injuries, who are being airlifted to Army hospital, Srinagar for treatment,”

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Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) troops were going from Chandanwadi to the police control room of Pahalgam. ITBP told the media that some of the injured personnel is in danger and to provide them specific treatment facilities, they are being airlifted to Srinagar.

An ITBP spokesperson told media, “A bus carrying 39 personnel fell down into a roadside river bed after its brakes reportedly failed. The troops were on their way from Chandanwari to Pahalgam. Casualties are feared and more details are awaited.” Officials said that a Border Security Force (BSF) helicopter has been pressed to airlift the casualties. “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,”

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