India

8-year-old girl dies en route Vaishno Devi shrine

  • PTI, Jammu
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  • Updated: Jul 21, 2014 03:39 IST

An 8-year-old girl on Monday died after being hit by a piece of rock, which rolled down Trikuta hills en-route the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Katra belt of Reasi district, police said.

Vidushi, who was on a pilgrimage to the cave shrine in Trikuta hills along with her family, was hit by a piece of rock, which slided from the hill top due to landslides near Sanjichat on Monday, they said.

She died due to a head injury, police said, adding her body has been handed over to her father after completion of legal formalities.

 

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