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Amarnath flash floods: 10 pilgrims die, over 40 missing

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At least ten pilgrims have died while more than three dozen are missing after a cloudburst hit Baltal area, which houses a base camp for the Amarnath pilgrimage, in Ganderbal district on Friday.

The cloud burst happened around 5:30 pm and it triggered flash floods. Five people have been rescued while around 40 people are missing.

More than two dozen tents and three langers have been reported washed away by the floods. “Ten pilgrims have died and their bodies have been recovered,” a senior NDRF official told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS).

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