Jammu & Kashmir

Four pilgrims killed as flash floods hit makeshift tents near Amarnath cave

A panoramic view of makeshift tents with snow clad mountains in the background near Amarnath cave in Kashmir.

Srinagar: Four pilgrims were killed after a cloudburst hit Baltal area, which houses a base camp for the Amarnath pilgrimage, in Ganderbal district on Friday.

So far at least four yatris have died—three of them females—due to the flash floods triggered by a cloud burst.

However, authorities fear that the number of deaths could rise. More than two dozen tents and three langers have been reported washed away by the floods.

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