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23 pilgrims killed in India bus crashes

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NEW DELHI, July 15 (UPI Asia) -- At least 23 Hindu pilgrims have been killed and 60 injured in two separate incidents in two north Indian states when buses carring them fell into gorges.

At least 15 pilgrims were killed and 18 injured in the northern Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir late Saturday when the bus carrying them feel into a gorge in Ramban district.

In the other incident, eight pilgrims were killed and 42 injured in the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh when the bus carrying the pilgrims fell into a gorge near Kangra district late Saturday.

The pilgrims in both incidents are believed to be returning from the annual pilgrimage to popular Hindu shrine of Amarnath in Jammu & Kashmir state.
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