Shooting stone kills Amarnath Yatri at Baltal base camp

Srinagar

A shooting stone on Thursday hit an Amarnath Yatri when he was on way to Amarnath cave at Baltal base camp in Ganderbal district.

Pilgrims negotiating the rough track at Teerial Pather while on way to Amarnath cave. KL File Photo/Bilal Bahadur

After getting seriously injured, the Yatri, identified as a 50-year-old Bhushan Kotwal, a resident of Jammu, he was evacuated to the Base Camp hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

The annual Amarnath Yatra commenced today with over 6000 pilgrims having so far left base camp Baltal to pay obeisance at the holy cave in the Himalayas.

 

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