16 dead, 40 missing in Amarnath camp as cloudburst triggers flash flood

At least 16 were killed and 40 are missing in a flash flood triggered by a cloud burst that hit a camp near the Amarnath shrine camp at Ganderbal in Kashmir yesterday, officials said.

The cloud burst occurred at around 5:30pm washed away various tents causing numerous deaths and quite a large number of people are missing.

Instructions have been issued by the local administration to provide all the required assistance for the pilgrims.

The local LG administration and the Amarnath Shrine board has set helpline numbers for the pilgrims and their families which are as follows.

Pahalgam Police Control Helpline numbers are: 9596779039, 9797796217, 01936243233, 01936243018,

Anantnag Police Control Helpline numbers are: 9596777669, 9419051940, 01932225870, 01932222870.

NDRF Helpline numbers are: 01123438252, 01123438253.

Kashmir Division Helpline Number: 01942496240.

Amarnath Shrine Board Helpline Number: 01942313149.

Holy Amarnath Yatra is being organised after a gap of two years due to pandemic ,which began from last month and slated to continue for 43 days has taken an ominous turn and came out as a tragedy yesterday for the devotees who came from various Indian states and neighbouring countries.

Further details on the Amarnath Yatra incident are still awaited.

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