A flash flood due to a cloudburst hit a camping site near the Amarnath Cave Shrine in Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir. According to an official statement from Jammu and Kashmir Rescue Operations Team, the total casualty count is 15, including seven females, six males, and two no kills.
Further, people reported 65 missing tourists, amongst which the rescue operations team has found two. The medical team is treating their injuries. Moreover, the team rescued around 15,000 people and displaced them to a safer place. However, the weather has opened up slightly and enabled the first two sorties to land at the Holy Cave.
The Rescue Ops have started cleaning the debris to find the missing people. On Saturday morning, they found two non-fatal injured people recovered from the rubble. Moreover, two rescue dog squads are en route to the Holy Cave Shrine via choppers.
On Saturday morning, the first helicopter landed at 06:45 AM and the second at 07:15 AM. Meanwhile, the military medical teams are receiving patients at the Nilagrar helipad.
As per the recent update, the movements in the valley are minimal due to slippery tracks, and the authorities have temporarily suspended the foot yatra. Furthermore, the Rescue Ops have transferred the six injured in the attack to ADS Nilagrar from the Holy Cave Shrine.