Amarnath cloudburst: J&K L-G Manoj Sinha meets injured victims at SKIMS hospital

Taking the stock of the situation, LG Sinha also reached Srinagar police control room to monitor ongoing rescue operations.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Saturday, July 09, 2022, 02:43 PM IST
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Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, on Saturday, visited SKIMS in Srinagar to enquire about the health of the devotees who were injured in yesterday's incident of cloudburst near the holy Amarnath Cave in south J&K.

Taking the stock of the situation, LG Sinha also reached Srinagar police control room to monitor ongoing rescue operations.

Earlier in the day, the Jammu and Kashmir government has issued an advisory and has ordered all SDMs, tehsildars of Ramban district to remain on high alert.

IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, speaking to ANI, informed that police, NDRF, SDRF, CAPF and security forces are engaged in the rescue work. He revealed that 15 bodies have been recovered so far and 35 injured people have been rescued by helicopter service. He further added that they will clear the debris by evening and retrieve bodies if found.

Amarnath cloudburst

At least 16 persons have so far reportedly been killed and 40 are feared missing in a cloudburst near the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas Friday evening, damaging 25 tents and three community kitchens, officials said.

"Situation is under control, rains are still going on. Looking at the hazard level, the Amarnath Yatra has been halted temporarily due to the area being inundated. If the weather remains normal and makeshift arrangements are made, then the yatra can be resumed tomorrow," said ITBP spokesperson PRO Vivek Kumar Pandey.

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