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Amarnath Cloudburst: Yatra suspended till further notice

BY ANI, Jul 8, 2022 4:11 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Amarnath Yatra suspended till further notice after a cloudburst (Photo : ANI)

As the situation in Amarnath yatra became critical after a cloudburst struck the area near the holy shrine with at least 10 dead, the pilgrimage's suspended till the situation returns to normal, informed the officials on Friday.

"Situation is under control, rains are still going on. Looking at the hazard level, the Amarnath Yatra has been halted temporarily due to the area being inundated. If the weather remains normal and makeshift arrangements are made, then the yatra can be resumed tomorrow," said ITBP spokesperson PRO Vivek Kumar Pandey.

The Disaster Management Authority of Jammu and Kashmir reported at least 10 casualties. Rescue operation by Police, NDRF & SFs in progress. Injured being airlifted for treatment. Situation under control," said IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar.

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