Amarnath Yatra cloudburst Highlights | At least 15 dead after cloudburst near Amarnath shrine in J&K, rescue op underway

Amarnath cloudburst Highlights | At least 15 dead after cloudburst near Amarnath shrine in J&K, rescue op underway. Amarnath Yatra cloudburst

A cloudburst hit near the base camp of the holy cave shrine of Amarnath on Friday, officials said. The cloudburst hit the cave in south Kashmir Himalayas at around 5.30 pm after heavy rains, they said. Several langars and tents were reportedly washed away as a result of gushing water. Police and other civil administration have launched a rescue operation. 13 casualties have been reported so far.

Amidst the ongoing rainfall in Himachal Pradesh, 59 people from 19 families in Shimla’s Mashobra were shifted to a safer place following landslides in close proximity to the three buildings, where they were living.

Helicopters, Personnel on Standby to launch relief operations at Amarnath cave site

The district administration shifted these families to Panchayati Raj Training Institute, Mashobra, and Agricultural Training Institute considering the threat of landslide.

The State Disaster Management Authority has informed the general public that the IMD has forecast extremely heavy rainfall over Goa on Friday and very heavy rainfall on Saturday and Sunday. A red alert has been issued for Friday.

Sources informed that, necessary instructions have been issued to the disaster management authorities to activate the field machinery for taking precautionary actions and to tackle any situation arising out of heavy rainfall. Amarnath Yatra cloudburst

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Government has requested people to take precautionary measures by avoiding being near weak trees and structures or areas vulnerable to landslides and rock falls. They should also not to drive into flooded areas, avoid going to areas that face water logging problems often and to take safety measures while dealing with electric power and avoid venturing into water bodies unless absolutely necessary.

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