Two children killed in Baltal cloudburst

Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) Two children have been killed and 11 people are missing in the cloudbursts that hit the Baltal area, which houses a base camp for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

“Two children aged 11 and 13 were killed by a cloudburst that hit the area near the Amarnath Yatra base camp late last night,” a police officer here told IANS.

He said the children worked at shops near base camp.

Ten people were injured in the cloudbursts. One of them with serious injuries has been shifted to a Srinagar hospital.

“Eleven people are still missing and we are taking a headcount at the camp to find out the exact details,” he added.

Multiple cloudbursts had killed three people on July 16 in Kulan village on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway, the route used by the pilgrims to the Baltal base camp.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here