amarnath cloudburst: a cloudburst is said to have caused the death of 16 pilgrims in floods near the amarnath cave temple in jammu and kashmir. there are 40 people ṃɪѕѕɪոɡ.
however, the indian meteorological department (imd) said the incident was not due to cloudburst. every year, imd issues special weather advice for the amarnath yatra. on friday, the imd issued a yellow alert. according to the weather forecast on the amarnath yatra website by 4.07 pm, ‘pahalgam and baltal side routes’ are likely to experience ‘very light rain with partial cloud cover’.
rescue operations continue by helicopters
the iaf official said the indian air force has deployed two alh dhruvs and a mi-17 v5 helicopter from srinagar for rescue operations at the amarnath cave site. for other needs an an-32 and ilyushin-76 transport aircraft are on standby in chandigarh.
the administration released the helpline number
the jammu and kashmir administration has set up a helpline for the amarnath yatra on friday. a cloudburst near the holy cave has ᴋɪƖƖҽԀ 10 people and left several others ṃɪѕѕɪոɡ, prompting the trip to be postponed. the government’s public relations department and the shrine board tweeted, “helpline numbers for amarnath yatra: ndrf: 011-23438252, 011-23438253, kashmir divisional helpline: 0194-2496240, shrine board helpline: 0194-34240.
chinar corps commander arrived on the scene
following the cloudburst, the chinar corps commander inspected the site on saturday. chinar corps commander lt. gen. a.d.s. aujla has reached the areas affected by the cloudburst near amarnath cave where rescue operations are underway.
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