Landslides stop Amarnath yatra

NPnews24 online, Srinagar : Due to heavy rain, landslides triggered and Jammu-Srinagar national highway blocked forcing a halt to the ongoing Amarnath yatra.

Landslides occurred on the national highway in the Panthiyal and Digdol areas of Ramban district, but the convoys of Amarnath yatris had already crossed the area.

Officials said the convoys carrying pilgrims back to Jammu after performing the yatra are, however, stranded between Banihal and Ramsoo in Ramban district.

The authorities have suspended the movement of pilgrims from both the Pahalgam and Baltal routes towards the cave shrine due to heavy rain.

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