NDRF, SDRF & other associated agencies at the location for help in Amarnath
The lower reaches of Amarnath cave witnessed a cloudburst at around 5.30 pm, today in which as many as 5 people are feared to have lost life.
Rescue operation is underway by NDRF, SDRF & other associated agencies, Joint Police Control Room, Pahalgam informed. Water came from above the cave after heavy rains in the upper reaches. The rain has stopped for now. Some langars at the Amarnath shrine were affected by the cloudburst. Chopper is rushed to rescue the injured.
The Amarnath Yatra was halted earlier due to bad weather along both Baltal and Pahalgam routes, no movement of pilgrims was allowed from either side towards the cave shrine and the pilgrims were not allowed to move towards the Valley from Jammu.
Later, the authorities announced on Wednesday (July 6) that with some improvement in the weather conditions along both routes, Amarnath Yatra will be resumed for the day.
Earlier, a massive cloudburst has been also reported from the Manikaran valley in the Kullu district causing a sudden increase in water levels in the Choj Nala village on Wednesday.
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