At least 13 Killed and several Injured as flash floods hit Amarnath Yatra Camp

Handfuls missing close to Baltal headquarters in focal Kashmir; salvage activity under way
Something like 13 individuals, principally Amarnath explorers, have passed on and handfuls disappeared after streak floods caused landslips close to the Baltal headquarters in focal Kashmir’s Ganderbal region on Friday.

An authority said the glimmer floods happened around 5.30 p.m. what’s more, washed away scores of tents. “Something like 13 individuals are dreaded dead. The bodies are being recovered and the missing being found,” a senior authority said.

The torrent struck around 5.30pm in the midst of weighty precipitation, the authorities said. The spouting waters hit the headquarters outside the holy place, harming 25 tents and three langars (local area kitchens) where the pioneers are served food, they said.

Faculty from the Jammu and Kashmir Police, six groups of the Army, and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were participated in the salvage activity, authorities said.

“Some langars and tents have gone under torrent/streak floods at Holy Cave. Two passings revealed. Salvage activity by Police, NDRF and SFs in the works. Harmed being carried for treatment. Circumstance taken care of,” Kashmir examiner general of police Vijay Kumar tweeted not long after the occurrence.

Authorities later said the passings were probably going to rise.

Haseeb-ur-Rehman, chief general of the state fiasco reaction force, said 13 bodies had been recuperated from the site. “Among the dead, 11 are ladies and two men. Six individuals were harmed, including three SDRF jawans, who supported minor wounds.”

The quantity of missing people must be affirmed after dawn, Rehman said. “Salvage tasks are as yet happening because of dimness, the salvage groups are utilizing lights to look through individuals,” he said.

Addressing ANI, NDRF boss Atul Karwal said, “One NDRF group is constantly sent close to the blessed cavern, it quickly participated in the salvage work. Another group has been conveyed and another is coming.”

Three individuals have been protected up until this point, Karwal said.

Groups of SDRFfrom Baltal and Pahalgam headquarters were likewise being hurried to the area, a senior official said.

Communicating misery over the deficiency of lives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said all help was being given to the people in question.

“Anguished by the cloud burst close to Shree Amarnath cave. Sympathies to the deprived families. Addressed @manojsinha_ Ji and considered the circumstance. Salvage and alleviation tasks are in progress. All conceivable help is being given to the impacted,” he tweeted.


Association home pastor Amit Shah, in the meantime, coordinated focal powers and the Union region’s organization to guarantee quick salvage activities.

Shah said that he has addressed J&K lieutenant lead representative Manoj Sinha to check out the circumstance. “NDRF, CRPF, BSF and nearby organizations are taking part in the salvage work. Saving individuals’ lives is our need. I hope everything turns out great for every one of the lovers,” he tweeted.

Sinha said he is intently checking what is happening and trained all worried to give essential help to the travelers.

“Profoundly tormented by awful episode of torrent at Shri Amarnathji heavenly cavern, in which valuable lives have been lost. I send my genuine sympathies to deprived families. Salvage activity by NDRF, SDRF, BSF, Army, JKP and Shrine board administrator is in the works,” he tweeted.

“The CRPF is partaken in rescue and mitigation undertakings and supporting the voyagers. ALH Choppers fit directly into it for rescue of hurt,” Sinha said.

The association has suspended the excursion “till what is happening returns to the same old thing”, ITBP delegate PRO Vivek Kumar Pandey said.

“Looking at the risk level, the Amarnath Yatra has been finished momentarily in view of the area being drenched. If the weather patterns stays conventional and band-aid approaches are made, the yatra can be gone on tomorrow,” Pandey said.

The UT association has moreover set up a helpline for the yatra.

The association and the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board gave out four telephone numbers where people can get information about the deluge. “Helpline numbers for Amarnath Yatra:NDRF: 011-23438252 011-23438253Kashmir Divisional Helpline: 0194-2496240Shrine Board Helpline: 0194-2313149,” the promoting part of the public power and the SASB tweeted from their singular handles.

People groups Democratic Party president Mebooba Mufti tweeted, “Disheartened and stunned to be familiar with the unfortunate deluge mishap close to the Amarnath cave. Most profound sympathies to the groups of the people who lost their lives.”