CRPF jawan killed, many feared trapped after landslide at Vaishno Devi shrine

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Aug 24, 2016 15:15 IST
A CRPF head constable died in a landslide at the Vaisno Devi shrine in Jammu on Wednesday. (File Photo)

A CRPF jawan died while many pilgrims were feared trapped under debris after a landslide hit the cave shrine of Vaishno Devi in Jammu on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as head constable Harbinger Singh of 6 Battalion of CRPF, a native of Hoshiarpur in Punjab.

Singh was deployed at the Gate No. 3 near the cave shrine when the landslide occurred.

“Death toll is likely to go up as we fear many pilgrims are buried under the debris,” said a police officer.

Rescue teams have been rushed to the site and the pilgrimage has been suspended for the time being, he added.

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