Telangana BJP MLA Raja Singh Narrowly Escaped Cloudburst

Telangana BJP MLA Raja Singh narrowly escaped cloudburst near Amarnath cave.

Telangana BJP MLA T Raja Singh narrowly escaped floods triggered by a cloudburst near the holy Amarnath cave in south Kashmir. 13 people died in this incident.

Raja Singh, who reached Amarnath by helicopter, and his family members decided to use mules to descend from the hills before the weather turned bad.

Raja Singh told the media on Friday night, “We realized that the weather has suddenly changed and got worse. Helicopter service would also have been canceled in those circumstances.”

“So we decided to get off the hills using mules. I saw a cloudburst about a kilometer below the hills. Many tents were washed away in the floods.”

Since the MLA was given special security, the army helped the family to reach Srinagar. He said that people from different states including Telangana are stranded there.

According to Singh, thousands of devotees were present at the Amarnath cave for darshan on Friday. Singh said, “Water was flowing from the hills and entered some of the tents.

I estimate that at least 50 people were washed away in the flood. The army was doing a great job in the Amarnath cave. But, they were helpless in such conditions and it was dark too.”

An official who was present at the scene on Friday said that around 40 people are missing while five have been rescued.

An administration official said that the Amarnath Yatra, which began on June 30, has been postponed following the tragedy, and a decision on resuming it will be taken after the rescue operation is over.

After the Amarnath accident, pilgrims stranded on the way were evacuated, and 15 thousand passengers were taken to Panjtarni camp.

At least 15,000 pilgrims stranded due to flash floods caused by cloudburst near the holy cave of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir have been shifted to lower base camp Panjtarni.

Giving this information on Saturday, an ITBP spokesperson said that the ITBP has also increased the number of teams engaged in the route from the lower part of the holy cave to Panjtarni.

Several tents and community kitchens were washed away in flash floods on Friday near the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir.

The death toll in this accident has increased to 16. 65 passengers are injured. Apart from this, about 40 pilgrims are said to be missing.

A senior administration official said that after this tragedy, the Amarnath Yatra has been postponed. A decision will be taken on resuming it after the rescue operation is over.

However, late Friday night, a new batch of pilgrims left the Jammu base camp for Baltal and Pahalgam base camps in Kashmir for the Amarnath Yatra.

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