Jammu:  A nine-year old girl, on way to the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu along with her family, was killed Monday after being hit by a falling stone, police said.

Vidushi, daughter of Rakesh Kumar from Uttar Pradesh, was hit by a falling stone near the helipad in Katra town of Reasi district.

“She died on the spot,” a police officer told IANS here.

Each year million of devotees from across the country pay obeisance at the Vaishno Devi Shrine here.

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