Three more Amarnath pilgrims die

Three more Amarnath pilgrims die


Srinagar: Three more yatries died due to health reasons during the ongoing pilgrimage to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, an official said on Monday.

A 52-year-old yatri Dimple Sharma, son of Mohan Lal Sharma, resident of Ludhiana, Punjab, suffered a massive cardiac arrest near the cave shrine.

He was immediately rushed to nearby medical camp, where he was declared dead, the official said.

He said another yatri Sunder Devi (63), wife of Mahinder Chauhan, resident of Dolbata Ajmeer, Rajasthan, also suffered cardiac arrest at Baltal base camp in the central Kashmir district of Ganderbal. 

She was declared dead by doctors at medical camp.

A yatri, Ajay Malvia (35), resident of Gangasyar, Madhya Pradesh (MP) fell ill when he was on his way to Baltal. He was referred to hospital, where he died. 

The actual cause of his death was being ascertained. (Agencies)

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