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Five pilgrims killed in landslide on Amarnath Yatra route, 3 injured

The identities of the deceased and the injured were yet to be ascertained and the bodies were being brought to the Baltal base hospital.

india Updated: Jul 03, 2018 23:51 IST
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Pilgrims on way to Amarnath Yatra on their mules against backdrop of the Himalayas. (HT File Photo)

Five people were killed and three others suffered injures in a landslide on the Baltal route of the Amarnath Yatra in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir tonight, police said.

“A landslide hit between Railpatri and Brarimarg on the Baltal route,” a police official said.

He said five people -- four men and a woman -- were killed, while three others were injured.

He said the identities of the deceased and the injured were yet to be ascertained and the bodies were being brought to the Baltal base hospital.

Police and other security forces and rescue agencies were on the job, the official said, adding medical response teams were fully alert.

Earlier, a minor flash flood hit the car parking of the Baltal base camp, but there were no casualties.

First Published: Jul 03, 2018 16:40 IST