Amarnath shrine cloudburst: Two dead, rescue operations underway

Two people have died in a cloudburst that was reported from the lower reaches of Amarnath cave on Friday evening in Jammu and Kashmir.

Rescue operations are underway by NDRF, SDRF and other associated agencies, Joint Police Control Room, Pahalgam said, news agency ANI reported.

“Some casualties feared, no clarity as of now. Rescue teams are on the job. ITBP teams are in the rescue operations along with other agencies,” news agency ANI quoted the ITBP.

Meanwhile, IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said that “Some langars and tents have come under cloud burst/flash floods at Holy Cave, two deaths reported.”

He further said that the injured being airlifted for treatment and the situation under control.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police in the statement also said that water came from above the cave after heavy rains in the upper reaches. The rain has stopped for now, they added.


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