At least 16 people have been reported dead after sudden rains triggered flash floods during an annual Hindu pilgrimage to an icy Himalayan cave in Kashmir on July 8 evening. 15,000 stranded pilgrims were shifted to the lower base camp of Panjtarni. Searches for the missing people continued without break after flash flood and landslides rummaged through tents and community kitchens.
Pampore is known as ‘Saffron Town’ of Kashmir. The saffron growers said that for the past few years, the crop yield has been low due to less rainfall.
The city of Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir valley received its first snow, bringing temperatures down drastically and affecting air and vehicular traffic.
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Amarnath Yatra resumed on Thursday afternoon after a heavy downpour left the pilgrims stuck in Baltal. The 60-day annual pilgrimage was scheduled to start from the twin routes of Pahalgam in Anantnag district and Baltal in Ganderbal district this morning but got delayed due to heavy rains. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees make an annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave (about 141 km from Srinagar) across challenging mountainous terrain.
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