The flash flood triggered by a cloudburst close to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir swept away scores of individuals, killing a minimum of 15 and swamping tents and group kitchens on Friday night.
At least 15,000 pilgrims have been shifted to the decrease base camp, whereas greater than 40 individuals are nonetheless lacking, officers mentioned.
The Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, or ITBP, continued the rescue operation all through the evening as they appeared for lacking individuals within the cloudburst-affected space on the decrease Amarnath Cave web site. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has despatched three groups comprising about 75 rescuers, an official mentioned.
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16 confirmed deaths, about 40 nonetheless appear to be lacking. No landslide, however rain continues, although no drawback in rescue work. 4 NDRF groups with over 100 rescuers in rescue work. Besides, Indian Army, SDRF, CRPF & others proceed to rescue: NDRF DG Atul Karwal
At least 15,000 pilgrims, who had been stranded close to the Amarnath holy collapse Jammu and Kashmir attributable to a flash flood triggered by a cloudburst, have been shifted to the decrease base camp of Panjtarni, an ITBP spokesperson mentioned on Saturday.
The flash flood close to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir swept away scores of individuals, killing a minimum of 15 and swamping tents and group kitchens on Friday night.