Amarnath Cave Cloud Burst: 16 Dead, 40 Still Missing

Amarnath Cave Cloud Burst

Amarnath Cave Cloud Burst: Terrible crisis in Amarnath Jatra! The area near the Amarnath cave was devastated by torrential rains. Multiple tents of the benefactors have been washed away in the terrible rain. So far 16 deaths have been reported. 48 injured. About 40 people are missing.

Amarnath Cave Cloud Burst
Cloudburst at Amarnath camp

Jammu and Kashmir Police, Army and ITBP personnel have been involved in the rescue operation by helicopter. The rescue operation continued throughout the night. Many benefactors have returned to Sonmarg with their lives. Yet they cannot forget the horrible experience. They are thanking the Indian Army. Some say he returned with his life by the grace of God.

The overflowing crowd at the hospital. The Jammu and Kashmir Health Department have canceled all leave in case of emergency. All officers have been instructed to keep their mobile phones on.

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences in a tweet. He tweeted, “Concerned about torrential rains near Amarnath cave. Condolences to the families of the dead. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has been with. The whole situation is being monitored. Rescue work is underway. All kinds of help are being provided.” Union Home Minister Amit Shah has assured all kinds of help.

At around 5.30 pm on Friday, water and mud from the hill rushed into the tents near the Amarnath cave. About 25 tents were washed away. NDRF, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, and the Amarnath Shrine Board have opened several helplines after the accident.

Helpline Number

NDRF-011-23438252 / 011-23438253

Kashmir Division Helpline – 0194-2496240

Amarnath Shrine Board

Helpline-0194-2313149


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