Amarnath Yatra 2017: Delhi pilgrim dies of cardiac arrest at Baltal base camp

Srinagar: A 30-year-old pilgrim from Delhi was found dead at the Baltal base camp in central Kashmir on Monday, taking the death toll in the ongoing Amarnath yatra to four, the police said.

Representational image. News18

Representational image. News18

Manoj, a resident of JJ Colony, Inderpur, central Delhi, was found dead in a tent at the Baltal base camp in the Ganderbal district this morning, said a police official.

The deceased had apparently died of a cardiac arrest, he said.

While an assistant sub-inspector of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) had died at Brarimarg on 28 June, a pilgrim from Jammu was killed after being hit by a falling stone from a hillock on 29 June, the first day of the yatra.

Another pilgrim from West Bengal had died on his way to the cave shrine on Saturday.

The 40-day annual pilgrimage is scheduled to be concluded on 7 August, coinciding with Raksha Bandhan.

The yatra has been going on smoothly on both the routes — the traditional Pahalgam track in Anantnag district and the Baltal route — and so far, over 55,000 pilgrims have visited the cave shrine housing the naturally formed ice-lingam at an altitude of 3,880 metres.


Updated Date: Jul 03, 2017 19:09 PM

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