Yatri from Madhya Pradesh  dies in south Kashmir, toll touches 48

A 60-year-old pilgrim from Madhya Pradesh died on his way back from the Amarnath shrine last evening, officials said today.

The deceased has been identified as Romeshwar Patidar and he died died at Pissu Top, on his way back from the cave to Nunwan base camp in Pahalgam last evening, a police official said.

He said the cause of Patidar’s death is being ascertained.

With this, the death toll of pilgrims due to natural causes this year has risen to 20.

While eight pilgrims were killed in an attack on a bus of yatris on 10 July, 20 other pilgrims have died in various road accidents.


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