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Cloudburst During Amarnath Yatra, 10 Dead, 40 Feared Missing Rescue Works On

Amarnath Yatra tragedy

Today, there was reportedly a big cloudburst near the revered Amarnath cave sanctuary in Jammu and Kashmir. The cloud burst has had an impact on at least two langars close to the sacred cave. There have been no reports of any casualties up to this point.

Today, there was reportedly a big cloudburst near the revered Amarnath cave sanctuary in Jammu and Kashmir. The cloud burst has had an impact on at least two langars close to the sacred cave. In the incident thus far, five people have died.

After significant rain, the cloudburst reportedly struck the cave region at around 5.30 p.m.

In response to several langars being impacted by the gushing waters, police and other civil administration have initiated a rescue effort, the officials said. So far, they claimed, there have been no reports of any casualties.

 

“Initial reports indicate six injuries. We are attempting to determine whether or not any Yatris are missing as a result of this accident “According to a source, IANS.

Over 6,100 Amarnath pilgrims, in the eleventh group, left from here on Friday for the twin base camps of the 3,880-meter-high cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas, according to officials.According to reports, a convoy of 249 cars carrying a total of 6,159 pilgrims departed the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in this location under the strict supervision of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). They claimed that 4,754 of them are men, 1,220 are women, 35 are children, 139 are sadhus, and 12 are sadhvis.They claimed that at around 3.30 am, a first convoy of 2,037 pilgrims travelling to Baltal in 95 vehicles left the Bhagwati Nagar camp. This was followed by a second convoy of 154 vehicles transporting 4,122 pilgrims to Pahalgam.

Amarnath yatra

Since Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha set off the first group of pilgrims on June 29, a total of 63,487 have travelled from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp to the valley. The annual 43-day yatra started on June 30 from the twin base camps, the customary Nunwan-Pahalgam in Anantnag, south Kashmir, and the 14-km shorter Baltal in Ganderbal, central Kashmir.

According to officials, nearly a lakh devotees have already prayed at the subterranean sanctuary where the ice-shivlingam was developed spontaneously. On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, on August 11, the yatra is said to come to an end.

 

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