10 pilgrims die, over 40 missing as cloudburst hits Baltal base camp of Amarnath Yatra

Kashmir, 8/7: At least 10 pilgrims died and 40 others were missing after a cloudburst hit Baltal base camp of Shri Amarnath yatra in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Friday.



Officials said the cloud burst occurred at around 5:30 pm and it triggered flash floods. Five pilgrims were rescued while around 40 people are still missing. More than two dozen tents and three langars were reportedly washed away by floods.


“So far bodies of 10 pilgrims have been recovered,” a senior NDRF official said.

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