In Jammu and Kashmir, five Amarnath pilgrims were killed in landslide accident and due to natural cause on the Baltal yatra route in Ganderbal district late last evening. Three persons were also injured in the landslide triggered due to rains in the Yatra area.
Three yatris died after getting buried under landslide triggered due to rains between Railpathri and Brarimarg area on the Baltal Yatra route in Ganderbal district . A senior police official told AIR that two other Yatris died of natural causes yesterday. He said two local pony potters are among three others injured in landslide incident. About 55 thousand Yatris have darshan of Shiv Lingam during past 6 days till yesterday evening. Meanwhile, the Yatra has been temporarily suspended from both Pahalgam and Baltal routes due to inclement weather.