Governor NN Vohra, Chairman of Amarnath Shrine Board, visited the Technical Area, IAF Base, Srinagar, early Tuesday morning to meet the 19 Yatris who had been injured in the terror attack near Islamabad late last evening. After treatment, the injured pilgrims were airlifted to the Srinagar Airport this morning. 3 pilgrims, who are more seriously injured, are still in hospitals at Islamabad and Srinagar. Governor expressed his concern and sympathy to the injured Yatris and wished them a safe journey home.
He also met Salim Bhai, the driver of the bus, which he had driven all the way from Gujarat to Kashmir, and saluted him for his courage in not allowing the vehicle to go out of control when he was repeatedly fired upon from the front and the windscreen had been totally shattered.
Governor paid respect to the seven pilgrims killed in this attack and laid wreaths on their coffins.
The injured pilgrims and the coffins of those killed are being carried to Ahmadabad in a special IAF aircraft which arrived from Delhi this morning.