12 people are killed and 25 injured in the Amarnath camp. According to officials, a flash flood caused by a cloudburst that struck a camp close to the Amarnath cave shrine in J&K’s Ganderbal district on Friday resulted in at least 12 fatalities and 25 injuries.
Around 6 pm, a cloudburst occurred, causing a flash flood that destroyed a portion of the camp and officials estimate that at least 25 tents were damaged.
According to Divisional Commissioner (Kashmir) K Pandurang Pole, at least 12 people have died at the camp, and 25 more have been hurt and are being treated. Both the Anantnag and the Ganderbal routes are open. As per custom, the yatra was stopped overnight.
Pole said that the camps’ electrical and communication infrastructure is working properly. “The camp can house approximately 3,000 people.” Around six o’clock, when most pilgrims were either trekking or leaving for dinner, the event occurred, he added.
According to J&K Police, NDRF, and security personnel, rescue activities are being carried out, according to IGP (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar. He stated that the situation is “in control” and that the injured are “being flown for care.” The deceased’s identities have not yet been determined.
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