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Cloud burst in Amarnath Yatra : 16 people confirmed dead in Amarnath Yatra cloudburst

Cloud burst in Amarnath Yatra , Indian Army continues rescue operation in J&K

Cloud burst in Amarnath Yatra: At least 16 people have been confirmed dead from the cloudburst, and 40 are still missing. Though the rains are continuing, according to NDRF DG Atul Karwal, there are no landslides and no problems in the rescue work. Four teams of NDRF, along with 100 rescue teams are deployed for search and rescue in the area.

Indian Army, CRPF, SDRF, and other security forces are also continuing rescue operations in cloudburst-hit Baltal, Jammu, and Kashmir. Around 29 people have been rescued, out of which nine were seriously injured.

BSF MI 17 helicopters have been deployed for air transport of injured persons and bodies from Baltal’s Nilgarh Helipad to BSF Camp Srinagar for further treatment or transportation of dead bodies to their homes. IAF has also deployed 2-2 ALH Dhruv and Mi-17 V5 helicopters from Srinagar for rescue operations at the Amarnath cave site.

One An-32 and Ilyushin-76 transport aircraft are on stand-by at Chandigarh for further requirements.
Amarnath Yatra Cloudburst: Emergency Helpline Numbers

Following are the active emergency helpline numbers given cloudburst during the Amarnath Yatra-

NDRF: 011-23438252, 011-23438253
Kashmir Divisional Helpline: 0194-2496240
Shrine Board Helpline: 0194-2313149

Amarnath Yatra Cloud Burst – What Happened? Trip postponed

On 8 July, a cloudburst was reported in the upper part of the lower holy cave of Amarnath at around 5.30 pm, resulting in heavy water inflow into the adjoining cave, where many pilgrims were.

Several tents were washed away due to the flash floods, and rescue agencies were alerted. Many people were saved from being washed away in the river. The water reportedly came from above and from the sides of the cave when it rained heavily in the upper areas.

Due to floods, most of the pilgrims stranded near the holy cave area were shifted to Panjtarni. The trip has been temporarily postponed.

Amarnath Yatra Latest News

Because of cloudburst, all SDMs, Tehsildars of Ramban district have been ordered to be on high alert.

Indian Air Force has serviced its transport and helicopter assets for rescue and relief operations in Amarnath.
Mi-17V5 helicopters have inducted NDRF and civil administration personnel at Panchtarni and rescued 21 people.
Aircraft are on standby at all major airports in Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh regions.

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