Small batch of 70 devotees leave for Amarnath

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Jammu, Aug 8: A small batch of 70 pilgrims on Friday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from here.

A convoy of three vehicles carrying the 43rd batch of 70 pilgrims, including 37 men and 7 women left from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at 4:30 AM, police said.

The convoy has already crossed Ramban on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and would reach their destinations at Baltal and Pahalgam base camps by this evening, they said.

With today's batch, a total of 54,272 pilgrims have left Jammu base camp for Amarnath so far.


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