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Anantnag: 2 killed in J&K bus accident; Muslim locals defy curfew to rescue injured Amarnath Yatra pilgrims

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

Two people were killed and 20 others injured when a bus carrying Amarnath Yatra pilgrims met with an accident on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway No 1A near Bijbehara town in Anantnag district on 13 July.

The deceased have been identified as the driver of the bus and a pilgrim.

According to reports, a group of Muslim bystanders defied the curfew - that has been imposed in the state - to help the injured pilgrims.

"Local Muslims carried the injured pilgrims to a hospital in their private vehicles. Some also carried them to a hospital in Srinagar," News-agency IANS quoted an eye-witness as saying.

"Despite all the violence around, the locals did not ignore the call of humanity," another eye-witness told IANS.

Meanwhile, the death toll following protests in Kashmir against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani on 8 July has mounted to 34. Two people succumbed to their injuries on 12 July.

First published: 13 July 2016, 4:28 IST
 
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