Amarnath Yatra suspended due to landslides: Pilgrims stranded on Pahalgam, Baltal routes; toll rises to 11: On Wednesday, in south Kashmir Himalayas, The Amarnath Yatra was suspended, from both Pahalgam and Baltal routes because of the landslides even as the death toll during this year’s yatra rose to 11 , an official spokesperson told the same.
“The yatra via both Baltal as well as Pahalgam routes remained suspended because of landslides and shooting stones between Railpathri and Brarimarg and continuous rains in the yatra area,” he said.
though, He said, limited helicopter services functioned will be come from the both routes.
“On the 7th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 5,919 yatris paid obeisance at the holy cave. Till date, 60,752 yatris had darshan of the shivling at the holy cave,” the spokesperson said.
in the intervening time, during this year’s yatra, the death toll reached 11 on Wednesday because a woman pilgrim died post she was get hit by a shooting stone at Brarimarg along the Baltal route, a police official told the same.
He said the woman, identified as Lakshmi from Hyderabad, but she died on the spot.
on Tuesday night, A landslide struck the yatra route between Brarimarg and Railpathri was resulting in the death of three pilgrims and injuring four others, which include one yatri too.
The deceased were identified as the inhabitants from Delhi, which includes, Shailendra (30) and Jyoti Sharma (35) and Ashok Mahto (51) from Bihar.
Naniben Parma, a 60-year-old pilgrim from Gujarat, died because of the cardiac arrest at the Panjtarni base camp on Tuesday evening, The police official also informed and the cop also added that body was taken to the Baltal base camp for further legal proceedings.
The pilgrimages start on on 28 June and are scheduled to mark its end on the 26 August, coinciding with Raksha Bandhan.