Cloudburst in Baltal area, all pilgrims safe

Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) A cloudburst hit Baltal area, which houses a base camp for the Amarnath pilgrimage, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Friday, but authorities said all pilgrims there are safe.

“A cloud burst hit the Baltal mountains in the evening. Water entered the Baltal base camp of Amarnath Yatra in the area. But all yatris are safe and tents housing the pilgrims have been re-located,” a senior police officer told IANS here.

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