Amarnath Yatra Cloudburst: There is a cloudburst near the Amarnath cave. NDRF CEO Atul Karwal told ABP News that 15 people have died in the crash so far. There, many people were injured.
NDRF, SDRP and other allied agencies were activated for the rescue operation. Rescue work is underway on site. There is also news of damage to many pilgrim tents. The cloud is said to have erupted around 5:30 p.m.
ITBP PRO said the situation is under control, the rain is still present. Considering the level of danger, the Amarnath Yatra has been temporarily suspended due to congestion in the area.
If the weather is normal and temporary arrangements are made, travel can resume from tomorrow. The injured are airlifted for treatment.
Prime Minister Modi expressed his grief
Expressing his grief over the accident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I am saddened by the waterspout near Amarnath cave. Condolences to the bereaved families.
I have spoken to the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu -and-Kashmir Manoj Sinha and provides an update on the situation. Rescue and relief work. ” Continue. All possible help is given to the people concerned.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah took information
Regarding the accident, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “I spoke to Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha and inquired about the situation regarding the flooding caused by the waterspout near Baba Amarnath ji cave. NDRF, CRPF, BSF and Local government are engaged in rescue work. Saving lives is our priority. I wish good luck to all devotees.
The former CM expressed his grief
Former CM Mehbooba Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir said, “Saddened and shocked to learn of the tragic downpouring accident near Amarnath Cave. Heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives.”
While expressing his grief over the accident, former CM Omar Abdullah said: “Sad to hear about the downpour near Amarnath cave. Let’s pray everyone gets out safely.”
It was raining nonstop
At the same time, it was said from the Pahalgam Joint Police control room that a downpour was reported around 5:30 p.m. in the low areas of Amarnath cave. Rescue work is ongoing by NDRF, SDRF and other agencies. ITBP said rescue teams are at work. ITBP teams as well as other agencies are in rescue operation.
There is news of some people being swept away. Many people were also evacuated from the flood. It is said to have rained continuously for a long time. After which the cloud broke tonight. After the downpour, the influx came out of the tents of the pilgrims.
Amarnath Yatra started on June 30
Let us tell you that Amarnath Yatra has been suspended for the past two years due to Corona. This yatra started last June 30 of this year. The 43-day yatra will end on August 11. About three lakh pilgrims are expected to attend this year’s yatra.
So far, more than 65,000 pilgrims have visited Baba Barfani in the Amarnath cave of this yatra. At the same time, due to bad weather, the trip must be interrupted for 2-3 days in between.
Emergency hotline numbers have been issued due to waterspouts in low lying areas of Amarnath Cave in Jammu and Kashmir.
NDRF: 011-23438252, 011-23438253
Kashmir Divisional Helpline: 0194-2496240
Sanctuary Helpline: 0194-2313149