Five Amarnath Pilgrims killed and three injured in landslide on the Baltal route of the Amarnath Yatra in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
Landslide took place between Brarimarg and Railpathri, nearly 7 km from the cave shrine. Four men and a woman were killed, while three others were injured.
Rescue teams are at the spot and the injured are being shifted to hospital. One of them is said to be critical.
Amid tight security, nearly 3,500 pilgrims left for the Amarnath yatra from Jammu as part of the sixth batch today.
So far, 36,366 pilgrims have visited the 3,888-metre-high cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas by taking the 36-km Pahalgam track in Anantnag district and 12-km Baltal route in Ganderbal since the start of the annual 60-day pilgrimage on June 28.
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