One more body recovered at Baltal, death toll reaches three

Imran Raina

Ganderbal: One more body has been recovered from Baltal, the base camp of the annual Amarnath yatra here, taking the death toll in Friday’s cloudburst to three.

Body of Deepak Kumar, son of Gurchain Kumar of New Delhi was recovered by the rescue teams this afternoon from the Baltal base camp, an official told Kashmir Reader. He said that the efforts were going on to trace the people who went missing after a cloudburst triggered flash floods in the area.

Two of the people identified as Abbas Lone, son of Abdul Samad of Kangan Here and Maysoor Ahmad, son of Mohammed Maqbool of Shopian have been traced near Domail Baltal. Both the persons are safe, officials said.

Meanwhile, an injured local identified as Mohammad Maqbool has been airlifted to Srinagar for specialized treatment.