Pilgrim dies on way to Vaishno Devi shrine

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Jammu: A 61-year-old pilgrim from Uttar Pradesh died en route the Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday.

Harbir Singh Teotia, a resident of Ghaziabad, fell unconscious near Satya point along the new track while on his way from base camp Katra to cave shrine on Monday evening, a police official said.

He said the pilgrim was rushed to Himkoti dispensary where doctors declared him brought dead.

Quoting doctors, the officials said Teotia had suffered a massive heart attack resulting in his death.