Official Report: 22 Pilgrims have died in this year Amarnath Yatra

The death toll is 22 and among the dead’s, there are 18 pilgrims, two volunteers, and two security force personnel employed on route to the holy cave.


Srinagar: According to the official reports on Saturday, 6 more bodies have taken their toll in the last four days en route to the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir taking this year total body toll to 22.


The officials said all 6 pilgrims died because of various causes en routing to the holy cave shrine of Shri Amarnathji.


One of the modest causes of all death tolls over the years has been the deaths due to the cardiac arrest caused by the lack of oxygen around the cave shine area resulting in regular health advisories and precautions from Shri Amarnath Shrine Board to the pilgrims.


The Board has ensured that all pilgrims have to get a fitness certificate issued from a doctor before they get on the pilgrimage journey of the shrine situated at a height of 3,888 meters.


Nearly 2.5 lakhs devotees have paid their respects to the naturally formed ice-lingam in the cave shrine in the on-going pilgrimage yatra. The yatra will come to end on August 15.

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