13 Dead In Cloud Burst Near Amarnath Cave, Several Missing

According to reports, both the deceased were pilgrims who had come to the Amarnath Yatra.
Two pilgrims feared dead after cloud burst in Amarnath cave | Image: Screengrab from video on Twitter/ ANI
Two pilgrims feared dead after cloud burst in Amarnath cave | Image: Screengrab from video on Twitter/ ANI

At least 13 people are feared dead after a cloud burst in the lower reaches of Amarnath cave at around 5.30 pm on Friday.

According to reports, the deceased were mainly pilgrims who had come to the Amarnath Yatra.

Further, dozens of people have been reported missing after flash floods caused landslides near the Baltal base camp in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal area.

Meanwhile, rescue operations have been initiated in the region and is being undertaken by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and other associated agencies, reported ANI.

The joint police control room in Pahalgam stated that further details are awaited.

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