Kashmir, July 10: The tragic video of the flash flood near the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir shows the scenario.
NDRF team is trying to rescue dead bodies under the glacier.
Rescue operations for the 40 missing people went on overnight after a cloudburst on Friday brought a flash flood near the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir. The resulting flood from the cloudburst killed at least 16 people and injured 105 more.
Ever since the incident was first reported, officials have rescued as many as 15,000 stranded pilgrims and shifted them to the lower base camp of Panjtarni. Search operations went on without a break on Saturday amid fears that many are still trapped under the debris.
The rescue operations were carried out by a joint effort of the Indian Army, the CRPF, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and teams of the National Disaster Response Force, state disaster response force, and police.
Bodies of the 16 pilgrims who died after the cloudburst was shifted from the BSF Kashmir headquarter in Srinagar to the Police headquarters.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) and BSF used ALH Dhruv and Mi-17 choppers to airlift injured persons and dead bodies. The IAF’s Mi-17V5 helicopters rescued 21 survivors and brought back six mortal remains.
Mi17 V5 & Cheetal helicopters are operating near the site to airlift the mortal remains of casualties, injured persons, NDRF personnel & relief load since this morning. pic.twitter.com/ISDo0diczT
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) July 9, 2022