Home minister Rajnath Singh grieves death of Amarnath pilgrims

Rajnath Singh

New Delhi | Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday expressed his condolence to five pilgrims who died after a landslide hit Brarimarg on the Baltal route of the Amarnath Yatra.

“Anguished beyond words on the loss of precious lives due to a landslide on the Baltal route of Shri Amarnathji Yatra. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and my prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Rajnath Singh wrote on Twitter.

Yesterday five pilgrims were killed and three injured after a landslide hit Brarimarg on the 14-kilometer Baltal route towards the Amarnath shrine. Since its start, the Amarnath Yatra has been halted various times due to bad weather conditions.

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