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One pilgrim killed, seven others injured in landslide

One person was killed and seven others were injured in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in remote area of Kishtwar district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said in Kishtwar.

india Updated: Aug 10, 2010 10:35 IST

One person was killed and seven others were injured in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in remote area of Kishtwar district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said in Kishtwar on Tuesday.

After heavy rains, the landslide occurred at Massu, about 280-kms from Jammu, in Kishtwar district last evening, they said, adding a group of eight pilgrims, on way to Machail Mata, came under the debris.

One of them, identified as Romesh Kumar, was killed and seven others were injured, they said.

The injured have been admitted at Primary Health Center at Atholi.

The traditional Chandi Mata Machail yatra starts today and will conclude on August 28 in the mountainous Paddar in Kishtwar district.

The yatra starts from Bhaderwah in Doda district and further proceeds towards Atholi, Gulabgarh, Massu, Chandoli and finally concludes at Machail.