Kashmir, July 08: A cloudburst was reported near Amarnath on Friday. A few pilgrims could be dead, officials said. The lower reaches of Amarnath cave witnessed a cloud burst at around 5.30 pm.

Rescue operation is underway by NDRF, SDRF & other associated agencies, Joint Police Control Room, Pahalgam informed. Water came from above the cave after heavy rains in the upper reaches. The rain has stopped for now. Some langars at the Amarnath shrine were affected by the cloudburst. Chopper is rushed to rescue the injured.

Further details are awaited.

The authorities announced on Wednesday (July 6) that with some improvement in the weather conditions along both routes, Amarnath Yatra will be resumed for the day.

Earlier, due to bad weather along both Baltal and Pahalgam routes, no movement of pilgrims was allowed from either side towards the cave shrine and the pilgrims were not allowed to move towards the Valley from Jammu.