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16 Hindu pilgrims killed in Kashmir truck crash

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A policeman looks on near the mangled wreckage of a truck which crashed near Pappad Morh in Samba district, India, on July 27, 2012.

A truck carrying Hindu pilgrims has crashed in Indian-administered Kashmir killing 16 people, The Associated Press reports.

The worshipers were returning from a trek to the remote Himalayan shrine of Amarnath, site of an annual pilgrimage undertaken by hundreds of thousands of Hindus.

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Police officers inspect the wreckage of a truck after it veered off a mountain road and plunged into a gorge about 65 kilometers southwest of Jammu, India, on July 27, 2012.

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A police official said the truck was carrying pilgrims visiting a Hindu shrine and 16 people were killed in the accident.