7 killed, 26 injured as landslide hits ‘picnic spot’ Sehar Baba in Reasi

Srinagar

Seven people were killed and 26 injured in a landslide at Sihar Baba, a revered place in Reasi district, on Sunday when a loose rock fell down on the devotees who were bathing in a waterfall.

According to police officials, the incident occurred at 3.30 pm when dozens of people were bathing in the waterfall.

“Seven people were killed and 26 got serious injuries. All the injured have been shifted to Jammu after they were given first aid at the district hospital,” said Tahir Bhat, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Reasi.

“The area has been sealed and no pilgrim or tourist is being allowed to visit the place,” he added.

Sihar Baba is a revered place with a waterfall on the bank of Chenab river. It also has a temple of Lord Shiva. Hundreds of pilgrims bound for Vaishno Devi, besides locals, visit the place.

Being Sunday the number of people at the place was more than the usual.

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