Cloudburst near Amarnath Cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir; no loss of life or injuries reported so far

Cloudburst near Amarnath Cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir; no loss of life or injuries reported so far

The development came on a day when seven people lost their lives and 17 others were injured in a cloudburst incident in Kishtwar.

A cloudburst was reported near the holy Amarnath Cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir. Reports said two State Disaster Response Force teams are at the site to tackle the situation.

No casualty or injuries have been reported in the incident so far as no pilgrim was present at the cave shrine in J&K’s Anantnag district.

An additional team of the SDRF has also been rushed to the cloudburst site from Ganderbal.

The J&K Police has issued an advisory for the people stating that in view of the incessant rains and cloudburst near the holy cave shrine, the general public in areas of Gund and Kangan have been advised to stay away from River Sindh as there may be sudden increase in the flow of water.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha over the cloudburst incident near the Amarnath Cave shrine.

"NDRF teams are being sent there for relief operations and an accurate assessment of the situation," the Home Minister said.

The development came on a day when seven people lost their lives and 17 others were injured in a cloudburst incident in Kishtwar. The cloudburst struck a remote village around 4:30 am.

Cloudburst near Amarnath Cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir; no loss of life or injuries reported so far
After a sudden cloud burst, Ramganga river water level rises, alert issued

At least 19 houses, 21 cow sheds and a ration depot located near the banks of a stream, as well as a bridge were damaged in the cloudburst incident.

The police, Army and SDRF were engaged in a search and rescue operation to trace more than 14 people reported to be missing from the scene of the cloudburst at village Honzar in Dacchan tehsil.

In Ladakh as well, two cloudbursts were reported from different areas in Kargil. The incidents in Ladakh’s Sangra and Khangral on Tuesday evening damaged a mini power project, around a dozen residential houses and standing crops.

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