Amarnath pilgrim killed in road accident

An Amarnath pilgrim was killed and two other injured when the mini-bus they were travelling in was hit by another vehicle on the Srinagar-Jammu NH.

Last Updated: Jun 28, 2012, 20:37 PM IST

Srinagar: An Amarnath pilgrim was killed and two other injured today when the mini-bus they were travelling in was hit by another vehicle on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, police said.

A mini-bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims to Srinagar from Jammu was hit by an unidentified vehicle at Drangbal near Pampore, 16 km from here, injuring three pilgrims, a police spokesman said.

He said the injured pilgrims - Gopal Adikari, Daleep Banerjee and Shiv Nath Kundroo (all residents of West Bengal) - were rushed to Soura Medical Institute where Adikari succumbed to his injuries.
Banerjee and Kundroo were referred to the Bone and Joints hospital for further treatment, the spokesman added.

Police has registered a case and search was on for the vehicle and its driver.
PTI