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16 Indian pilgrims killed as bus falls into gorge in Kashmir

16 Indian pilgrims killed as bus falls into gorge in Kashmir

A bus plunged into a 45-meter-deep (150-foot-deep) gorge in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Sunday, killing at least 16 Hindu pilgrims and injuring more than two dozen as they traveled to a cave shrine in the Himalayas, police said. Police officer S.P. Vaid said the bus swerved off a mountain road, but the cause […]

July 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
At least 7 Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir

At least 7 Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir

Seven Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday following two of militant attacks on police. The pilgrims were in a bus on their way back from the Amarnath shrine deep in the Himalayas when their bus got caught up in the crossfire in Anantnag […]

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24 killed, 50 injured in Stampede at Varanasi religious gathering in India

24 killed, 50 injured in Stampede at Varanasi religious gathering in India

Oct 16, – Panic spread as thousands of Hindu pilgrims tried to cross a bridge to a sacred site in one of the world’s oldest inhabited cities, at the heart of the home constituency of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At least 24 people died and dozens more were hurt in a stampede in the […]

October 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
India Monsoon floods kill 102, 12000 pilgrims stranded

India Monsoon floods kill 102, 12000 pilgrims stranded

June 19, LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke on his return from an aerial survey of the area, pegging the death toll at 102. “It is feared that the loss of life could be much higher,” he said. A joint army and air force operation evacuated nearly 12,000 Hindu pilgrims stranded in […]

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Nepal plane crash injures 21, people including 8 Japanese

Nepal plane crash injures 21, people including 8 Japanese

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Four of the injured were in critical condition, police officer Bhim Bahadur Chand said. The state-owned Nepal Airlines plane was carrying eight Japanese tourists. The others on board, including three crew members, are all Nepali. A plane crashed while trying to land at a mountain airstrip in northern Nepal early Thursday, […]

May 16, 2013 | By More