Four feared dead, over 20 injured as bus carrying pilgrims catches fire in Katra
Jammu, May 13: At least four persons are feared to have died while over twenty others have sustained burn injuries after a bus carrying pilgrims of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine (SMVDS) caught fire in Katra area of Reasi district in Jammu.
Officials said that a bus bearing registration number JK14/1831 ferrying pilgrims from Katra to Jammu caught fire near Nomain and engulfed the entire vehicle.
They said that three to four persons were charred alive and are feared dead while the number of injured can be around twenty to twenty-two.
The officials said that all the injured are having burn injuries and have been rushed to a nearby medical facility while the administration has launched a massive rescue operation.
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh said that the FSL teams have been deputed to the spot to ascertain cause of incident—(KNO)