Yatri killed in cylinder blast to be compensated, injured and other will be send by air


Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) has directed Umang Narula, CEO of the Board, to see that all the 38 Amarnath pilgrims from Telangana, about a dozen of whom were injured in an incident when a gas cylinder exploded  in their bus at Veesu-Mir Bazar, on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway, when they were returning home after paying homage at the Holy Cave Shrine, shall be sent by air to Delhi for their onward journey home, in Telangana and the Shrine Board will bear the entire expenses on this account, said an official statement.


While expressing grief over the incident which led to the death of one pilgrim, as per statement, Governor conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family and issued instructions to CEO to provide relief of Rs. 3.00 lakh in favour of the next of kin of the deceased and also make all required arrangements for the mortal remains of the Yatri to be sent by air, to the airport nearest to his home town.

Meanwhile, on the 9th day of the Yatra, 10461 pilgrims paid obeisance at the Holy Cave and, cumulatively, since the beginning of the pilgrimage, 115841 Yatris have had darshan at the Holy Cave.


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