Amarnath Cloudburst: Rescue Operation Intensifies; Over 15000 Rescued

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New Delhi: Rescue operations are underway by the state and national disaster management teams after the incident of cloudburst reported near Amarnath Shrine.

Updates 

  • NDRF confirmed that 16 people have been reported dead after the incident of a cloudburst.
  • Four NDRF teams with more than 100 rescuers are on site besides the Indian Army, BSF, SDRF, and CRPF.
  • ITBP officials confirmed to ANI that the rescue operation has been intensified.
  • The Indian Air Force has deployed 2 ALH Dhruv and Mi-17 V5 helicopters each from Srinagar for the rescue operations at the Amarnath cave site.
  • One AN-32 and Ilyushin-76 transport aircraft are on standby in Chandigarh.
  • The authorities have temporarily suspended the Amarnath Yatra due to the tragic incident and continuous rain in the area.

 

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