Amarnath Yatra: 3 killed in landslide, death-toll reaches 10
Three pilgrims were killed in a landslide even as another died due to cardiac arrest, taking the death toll during this year's Amarnath Yatra to 10, officials said today. A rescue team recovered the body of a 30-year-old Delhi resident Shailendra from the landslide-hit area along the Baltal route (Jammu and Kashmir) of the pilgrimage today, a police official said.
2 pilgrims, 3 ponywallas were injured
The official added that the bodies of two other pilgrims, Jyoti Sharma (35) from Delhi and Ashok Mahto (51) from Bihar were recovered last night itself. Five others, two pilgrims and three ponywallas, were injured in the landslide, which was triggered by heavy rainfall between Railpatri and Brarimarg on the Baltal route of the annual pilgrimage, he said.
J&K Police earlier tweeted that 5 people died in landslide
Deaths in landslide three;injured three.Two deaths due to cardiac arrest earlier in the day and not due to landslide. https://t.co/3oOUZ1VsbY— JK Police (@JmuKmrPolice) July 4, 2018
Pilgrim from Gujarat died due to cardiac arrest
The police official also informed that a 60-year-old pilgrim from Gujarat, Naniben Parma, died due to cardiac arrest at the Panjtarni base camp last evening. With this, the death toll in this year's yatra has gone up to 10. The pilgrimage began on June 28 and is scheduled to conclude on August 26, coinciding with Raksha Bandhan.