A cloudburst occurred at the holy cave from Amarnath on Friday, resulting in the heavy discharge of water from the ‘Nallah’ which is located next to the cave of holy worship.
In the aftermath of heavy rainfall, it is possible to see water running through the camp site. It is believed that the NDRF along with the SDRF have started operations to rescue and help.
According to Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officials the cloud explosion was observed in the lower holy cave (Amarnath) at about 5.30 p.m and rescue teams were sent to the cave.
As per Report of IGP Kashmir “Some langars and tents have come under cloud burst/flash floods at the holy cave. Rescue operations by Police, NDRF & SFs in under progress. The injured are being airlifted for treatment. The situation is under control,”.
Ten deaths have been reported to date and three persons have been rescued alive. One NDRF crew is close to the holy cave and immediately began the rescue efforts, NDRF DG, Atul Karwal told.
The Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that he’s always in contact with his lieutenant governor for Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha. “NDRF, CRPF, BSF and local administration are engaged in the rescue work. Saving people’s lives is our priority. I wish all the devotees well,” Shah tweeted.
As per the local police officials The Yatra is suspended. It was suspended for a short period. Amarnath Yatra had kicked off on June 30, after two years of gap in the aftermath of Covid pandemic.