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Two Amarnath pilgrims killed in accident

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Two Amarnath pilgrims died and five others were injured today in a road accident at in district of and 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 overturned at Zig Morh in area while they were on their way to from Jammu, a said.

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

Five others -- four pilgrims and the 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 said adding the deceased was identified as Ajay, a resident of

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

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 15:30 IST