9 Jul 2022

Amarnath Rescued Pilgrims Recount Terrible Cloudburst Events

The rescued pilgrims arrived at the camp of Sonamarg's Baltal from the sacred cave of Amarnath after being struck by a cloud of accounts relating to tragic events.
Deepak Chouhan, a traveler from Uttar Pradesh in Hardoi, told the ANI news agency, "A similar trampling incident occurred there, but the Armed Forces are very supportive. Many pandals have been washed away by water."

Another pilgrim Sumit from Maharashtra said, "The floods caused by the eruption carried a lot of rocks. We were two miles away from the cloud area."

One traveler said, "When the cloud hit, we couldn't believe it. After a while, we saw only water and water. We were a group of seven to eight people, by Bholenath's grace, we all survived. However, we all had a traumatic experience as we saw people and bags drown."

"Within 10 minutes a cloud formed and eight people were reported injured. The water was carrying large stones. About 15,000 visitors came to the trip. The visitors continued to come despite the rain," he added.

Indian soldiers and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) troops carried out rescue operations this morning.

On Friday, 13 people were killed and more than 48 others injured when a cloud formed over the area near the Amarnath shrine, said Dr A Shah, Chief Medical Officer Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir.

To date, all injured patients are being cared for at all three primary hospitals: Upper Holy Cave, Lower Holy Cave, Panjtarni and other nearby centers on the way to the sacred cave by health workers working at these facilities.

According to Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officials, a cloud formed at the sacred cave (Amarnath) around 5.30pm and a rescue team rushed to the scene.

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