Amarnath Yatra death-toll rises to 6 as 3 pilgrims die
Three pilgrims, including two from Andhra Pradesh, died today en route to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas due to various causes, taking the death toll in this year's yatra to six. The bodies of the deceased pilgrims have been kept at the Baltal base camp hospital for further legal proceedings, a police official said. Here's more about it.
Details of the devotees, who died during yatra
Thota Radhnam, a 75-year-old woman of Andhra Pradesh, died of suspected cardiac arrest this morning. Radha Krishna (65), also hailing from Andhra Pradesh, had also died due to cardiac arrest at Sangam near the holy cave. The death toll in this year's yatra has gone up to six including three pilgrims, one BSF officer, one palanquin carrier, and one yatra volunteer.
A pilgrim succumbed at hospital after injury
A pilgrim, Pushkar Joshi, a resident of Uttarakhand, who was injured due to a shooting stone between Brarimarg and Railpathri yesterday, succumbed at a hospital here early today, the official said.