“We are still looking for two other missing people in the area hit by a massive cloudburst”, an official said.
The body one of the killed persons have been recovered and identified as 15 year old Iqra Nazir.
Since Thursday evening when the cloudburst struck Kullan, a young mother Rukhsana, 32, and her son Aquib Baba, 4, have been missing.
“There is a temporary suspension of the yatra from Baltal road”.
Quoting delayed information, the officials said two more pilgrims died a day earlier near the cave.
A transit camp at Sonamarg for civilians who were forced to leave their homes was set up by army last evening and has also formed several mobile groups to provide food and medical supply to the poor and needy, the official added… On the Baltal-Amarnath yatra route, a bridge caved in at Sheshnag but there was no report of any casualty. The deceased was identified as Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh.
The Weatherman has forecast more rains over the next 24 hours across Kashmir.
“Heavy rains are lashing the mountainous track on both sides”.
“Cloudburst resulted in flashfloods that swept away some vehicles and damaged dozens of residential houses”.
The villagers said that cloudburst struck at around 8.30 P.M and the blast with water flowing down created panic among the people.