Seven pilgrims were injured following landslide near Adh Kuwari enroute to Vaishno devi shrine near Katra on Saturday night.
Police said that the injured hailed from Gurgaon in Haryana and Bihar. They have been hospitalized at Government medical college Jammu.
The landslides, which triggered on the new route from Adh Kuwari to the holy shrine following heavy downpour, also led to the suspension of pilgrimage for three hours from 1 am. Later, the yatra was resumed and it had been going on smoothly.
Meanwhile, Vaishno devi pilgrimage is witnessing heavy rush with an over 50,000 pilgrims leaving Katra for their onward journey to the holy shrine everyday.
Sources said that the shrine board officials, in view of heavy rush, had to stop yatra after from Katra after issuing an over 43,000 yatra slips to pilgrims as another 8,000 to 9,000 had proceeded to the shrine on the basis of yatra slips obtained by them online.
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Sources attributed the heavy rush of pilgrims to holidays. A record 51,000 pilgrims had earlier visited the shrine in a single day on December 31 last year.
Meanwhile, Army relief columns rescued several villagers in Ramgarh near the international border last evening after rising water levels in Basantar river flooded the area. Pointing out that incessant rains had raised water level in the area to nearly 18 ft causing a breach in flood protection bund at Kamore village.
The Brigade Commander sensing the danger instantly carried out aerial survey of the flood affected areas and on request from civil administration, immediately positioned four flood relief columns from Pakhri, Bari Brahmana, Ramgarh and Satwari areas to evacuate the affected villagers.
In a swift and timely action, the relief columns led by Major Ajay Kumar Pal and Major Amardeep Singh Gill reached village Rangor along with flood relief equipment and evacuated 32 villagers including women and children to safer places, a defence ministry spokesman here said.