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15 Amarnath pilgrims died due to flash floods: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

15 Amarnath pilgrims died due to flash floods: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

The pilgrims were immediately evacuated to safer places and camps and provided accommodation and food while the injured pilgrims were moved to the nearest medical facilities, he said.

15 Amarnath pilgrims died due to flash floods: Govt tells Rajya Sabha 15 Amarnath pilgrims died due to flash floods: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

Fifteen pilgrims died due to flash floods during the Amarnath pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir earlier this month, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said on Wednesday.

Rai told Rajya Sabha that no person has been reported missing after the deluge on July 8.

''As per the information provided by the government of Jammu and Kashmir, 15 persons lost their lives due to flash flood,'' he said replying to a written question.

Rai said various government agencies like the NDRF, the SDRF, Army, CAPFs, and Union Territory government officials were deployed for search operations, rescue, and relief of the pilgrims.

The pilgrims were immediately evacuated to safer places and camps and provided accommodation and food while the injured pilgrims were moved to the nearest medical facilities, he said.