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J&K: Major accident near Amarnath cave, cloudburst kills 13, many missing

At the least 13 pilgrims have been killed, 5 others have been injured and a number of other passengers have been lacking after a cloudburst close to the Amarnath cave on Friday night.

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At the least 13 pilgrims have been killed, 5 others have been injured and a number of other pilgrims have been lacking after a cloudburst close to the Amarnath cave on Friday night. The incident of cloudburst close to the cave came about round 5.30 pm. At the least three langars (neighborhood kitchens) and 25 passenger tents have been washed away within the flash flood triggered by a cloudburst.

Rescue groups instantly rushed to the spot, some utilizing helicopter companies. Rescue operations are nonetheless on and officers try to determine the precise extent of injury or casualties brought on by the catastrophe.

In the meantime, Kashmir’s Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar informed reporters that rescue operations by varied businesses are on, the scenario is underneath management and the injured are being airlifted for therapy.

Officers mentioned that after the cloudburst, the water elevated close to the highest/sides of the cave adopted by heavy rains within the higher areas.

Earlier on Friday, the essential Jammu-Srinagar Nationwide Freeway was blocked on account of landslides and rain and dust at a number of locations, affecting the motion of pilgrims to 2 base camps within the Kashmir Valley.

The Yatra couldn’t happen for the final two years as a result of Covid epidemic and now the Yatra was flagged off on 30 June. Since then multiple lakh devotees have accomplished the pilgrimage.

With enter from IANS


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