A Muslim among 4 Amarnath yatris died, toll reaches 10
Srinagar, July 8 (UNI) A Muslim pilgrim Sharief Mohammad from Ajmeer was among four yatris who died on way to holy Amarnath cave since last evening.
With this, ten pilgrims have died and 11 others were wounded since the start of the two-month-long pilgrimage to the cave shrine in south Kashmir.
An official of the yatra control room Baltal told UNI over phone that a registered Muslim yatri Sharief Mohammad, a J and K bank employee, died on way to the cave shrine due to cardic arrest at Bararimarg.
He said a 65-year-old woman Bhandari Devi Bhai, resident of Surat, Gujarat, suffered a massive heart when she was having morning tea at Railpatheri on traditional Baltal-cave route.
A spokesperson of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) Madan Mantoo told that one Sunita, resident of Jallandhar, Punjab, complained breathlessness at Zogibal on Pahalgam-Cave route early late last night. However, she suffered a massive heart attack and died before she could be airlifted to hospital.
They said a ten-year-old yatri Avinees Singh from Karoo, Rajouri, was killed when a speedy yatri bus hit him near a hotel at Sonmarg.
A woman pilgrim from Asom was killed and eleven others were injured due to shooting of stones near the Amarnath cave shrine on July 3.