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Two Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims Killed In Accident

While one pilgrim, Surinder Sindha from Ludhiana, died on the spot, another pilgrim Vinod Kumar succumbed to injuries while he was being taken to a hospital.

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Two Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims Killed In Accident
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Two Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims Killed In Accident
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2018-07-09T16:14:08+05:30

Two Amarnath pilgrims died and five others were injured o Monday in a road accident at Qazigund in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, while a volunteer died due to cardiac arrest at Sheshnag, taking the death toll in this year's pilgrimage to 17.

A private vehicle carrying four Amarnath pilgrims and the driver overturned at Zig Morh in Qazigund area while they were on their way to Srinagar from Jammu, a police official said.

While one pilgrim, Surinder Sindha from Ludhiana, died on the spot, another pilgrim Vinod Kumar succumbed to injuries while he was being taken to a hospital.

Five others -- four pilgrims and the driver of the vehicle- - have been admitted to a hospital here, he said.

Meanwhile, a 35-year-old sevadar (volunteer), who was working at a community kitchen at Sheshnag, died due to cardiac arrest, the official said adding the deceased was identified as Ajay, a resident of Meerut.

With these, the death toll in this year's pilgrimage -- which began on 28 June -- has gone up to 17.

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