A 22-year-old horse driver has died after falling off a cliff while rescuing Yatri Amarnath in Pahalgam district of southern Kashmir. The deceased was identified as Imtiaz Khan. It is said that Imtiaz was a very hospitable and helpful person. According to the news, Imtiaz was riding his horse before the accident. His eyes fell on the pilgrim on a horse and he was sleeping.
Imtiaz saw that the passenger was asleep and could fall off at any time. He tried to wake up the pilgrim when he himself fell into a deep ravine. Imtiaz’s uncle, Nazeer Ahmad Khan, said that while trying to wake Haji, Imtiaz lost his balance and fell off a cliff. He fell 300 feet. According to a News18 report, the Mountaineer Rescue Team (MRT) with great difficulty recovered the body of the young rider.
The bus full of Amarnath pilgrims collided with the truck, at least 20 were injured, and the accident was captured on camera
Nazir says Imtiaz Khan was the sole breadwinner for his family and was looking after his wife, eight-month-old baby, his parents and four siblings. Imtiaz’s father is partially blind and cannot work hard, and his three sisters are not yet married. Now, the family is expecting some compensation from the government. Like Imtiaz Khan, many locals put their lives on the line to save the guests.
Amarnath Yatra: Six pilgrims and one horse driver killed in the last 36 hours
Six pilgrims and a dowry driver died in the last 36 hours during the Amarnath Yatra. Officials provided the information on Saturday. So far, 49 people have died during the Hajj rites. Among the dead were 15 passengers who died in torrential rain on July 8. So far, 47 passengers and two dowry drivers have died during the Hajj pilgrimage, which began on June 30. A horse driver died after falling into a deep ravine in Pahalgam.
On July 8, 15 pilgrims were killed and 55 injured in floods near Amarnath Cave. The cave has so far been visited by more than 1.5 pilgrims.