• search
For Srinagar Updates
Allow Notification  

Amarnath Yatra: 2 pilgrims, 1 porter die; toll rises to 18

By PTI
|

Srinagar, Jul 17:Two more pilgrims and a porter died enroute to the 3,880 metre-high cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the death toll in the ongoing yatra to 18, officials said.

Ujesh Rawal (47), a resident of Mumbai, suffered cardiac arrest at Panjtarni along the traditional 45-km Pahalgam-cave route in Anantnag district last evening, the officials said.

amarnath

They said 58-year-old Charanjeet Makaar of Punjab died near the shorter 16-km Baltal cave route in Ganderbal district.

Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh, a porter, also died when he was struck by lightening in Panjtarni area last evening. The latest deaths along the twin routes raised the toll in the ongoing yatra, which started on July 2, to 18.

The dead also included a CRPF jawan. So far, over 2.25 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave shrine which houses the naturally formed ice-shivlingam.

PTI

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more