News updates: Cloudburst kills 15 near Amarnath, 40 hurt, rescue ops on
Rescue operation was resumed at the Amarnath cave shrine on Saturday where 15 people were killed and over 40 injured in a cloudburst Friday evening. Authorities have temporarily suspended the Yatra from both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps.
The India Meteorological Department on Friday said that the deaths and destruction near the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir was due to a highly localised rain event. According to weather scientists, the shrine reported 31 mm of rainfall between 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm on Friday.