Cloudburst kills three at Amarnath camp, rescue operation on

Jammu and Kashmir News

Soldiers from the 19 Garhwal Regiment have begun a search of the area.. A Quick Reaction Team (QRT) of the 24 Rashtriya Rifles has also reached Sonamarg along with rescue parties from the nearby Gagangir camp.

An army officer said 17 tents and many vehicles are buried under the slush.

Bulldozers were deployed by the army to clear the roads, along with manual effort.

Work has started to clear the landslide-hit area and open the road where it got blocked near a fish pond.

The cloudburst in Baltal resulted in the death of two children — Pooja, the 13-year-old daughter of Prakash, a resident of Rajasthan; and Vikram, the 12-year-old son of Kailash, also a resident of Rajasthan. A third body was found later.

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