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Amarnath Yatra halted due to bad weather


Srinagar:The annual Amarnath Yatra was halted along both Baltal and Pahalgam routes on Wednesday due to overnight heavy rainfall, landslides and slippery road conditions.

Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Dr Piyush Singla told Greater Kashmir that the yatra has been halted from Baltal route in view of inclement weather and bad road condition

Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Muhammad Younis Malik said the yatra has been halted on Pahalgam route as well due to bad weather and slippery road condition. “No pilgrim was allowed to undertake journey from Nunwan base camp towards the cave shrine today,” he said.

Last evening, a landslide triggered by heavy rains hit the Baltal route between Brarimarg and Railpathri, resulting into death of three pilgrims and injuries to four others.

An official said that teams of army, state police, civil administration, NDRF, SDRF, ITBP, MRT, and CRPF were clearing the track hit by the landslide.