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Amarnath Yatra suspended from Pahalgam, Baltal routes; death toll rises to 11
Posted on: 05-07-2018 | DY365 Bureau

 picture courtesy: The Financial Express
July 5, 2018: The Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir Himalayas was suspended on Wednesday from both Pahalgam and Baltal routes due to landslides. 
The step is taken as the death toll during this year's yatra rose to 11 , an official spokesperson said.
However, he stated that limited helicopter services functioned from both the routes.
The spokesperson said that on the 7th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 5,919 yatris paid obeisance at the holy cave. 
As per reports, till date, 60,752 yatris had darshan of the Shivling at the holy Cave. 
Meanwhile, the death toll during this year's yatra reached 11 today as a woman pilgrim died after getting hit by a shooting stone at Brarimarg along the Baltal route, a police official said.
A landslide struck the yatra route between Brarimarg and Railpathri on Tuesday night, resulting in the death of three pilgrims and injuring four others, including one yatri.


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