NDRF teams are being sent there for relief operations and an accurate assessment of the situation, he wrote on Twitter after speaking to Sinha.The Amarnath Yatra was cancelled this year for the second year in a row amid the COVID-19 pandemic in India.However, all the traditional religious rituals will be performed at the Holy Cave Shrine, as per past practice.“It’s important to save people’s lives. So, it is not advisable to hold and conduct this year’s pilgrimage in the larger public interest,” the Lieutenant Governor’s office had stated while announcing the cancellation of the pilgrimage.Cloudburst in J&K's KishtwarEarlier, on Wednesday, seven people were reported dead and over 25 missing, following a cloudburst in a remote village of Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar.As per PTI, officials have stated that rescue teams have been rushed to Honzar village of Dacchan tehsil and more details are awaited. A joint rescue operation by police, army and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) is underway.Most of Jammu region has been inundated with heavy rains for the past few days. Expecting more rains till July-end, authorities in Kishtwar have asked those living along water bodies and slide-prone areas to stay vigilant, reported PTI.
#WATCH Cloudburst hits near the Amarnath cave in Jammu and Kashmir; No loss of life reported— ANI (@ANI) July 28, 2021
Two SDRF teams are present at the cave; One additional team of SDRF deputed from Ganderbal
(Video source: Disaster Management Authority, J&K) pic.twitter.com/UgtOOoGAZG