Seven Pilgrims Killed, Several Injured in Delhi-Jammu Highway Accident

In a devastating incident on the Ambala-Delhi-Jammu National Highway, at least seven members of a family lost their lives, with over 20 sustaining injuries in a major collision. The accident, involving a truck and a bus carrying pilgrims to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, occurred near Mohra village, close to Ambala Cantt.

The reports that surfaced on the desk claimed that the accident happened on the Delhi to Jammu expressway on Friday morning, May 24, 2024.

Civil Hospital Ambala Cantt Medical Officer, Dr. Kaushal Kumar, “Seven people died and more than 20 people were injured in a bus accident on the Ambala-Delhi-Jammu National Highway.” He added, “The accident occurred … early today.”

The bus carrying approximately 30 passengers from Uttar Pradesh to the revered Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, bore the brunt of the collision. Witnesses recounted that the tragedy ensued when a vehicle ahead of the bus suddenly applied brakes, leaving the bus driver unable to prevent the collision.

Soon after the bus met an accident near Mohra village, the truck driver fled from the spot, leaving behind his vehicle. A case has been registered against the driver who fled from the spot after the accident, leaving behind his vehicle.

As of now, the names of the victims who died in this crash have not been revealed by the authorities. But one person who survived the traumatic crash in which seven people of the same family lost their lives, identified as Dheeraj.

“A car in front of the truck suddenly made a turn at a petrol pump after which the truck driver slammed his brakes. Our bus was behind it and was unable to stop in time,” said Dheeraj.

Tragically, three members of the family perished on the spot, with four more succumbing to their injuries while receiving medical attention. Over twenty patients are currently undergoing treatment for severe injuries at various hospitals.