Jammu : Landslide hits new track to Vaishno Devi near Himkoti, closed for pilgrims

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A landslide occured on the new track to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine near Himkoti, in the early morning hours on Monday.

No casualties were reported due to the landslide. Meanwhile, the track has been temporarily closed for pilgrims.

Earlier on Sunday, at least seven people were killed and more than 33 injured after a landslide hit people bathing in a waterfall in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier, on July 5, over 250 passengers trapped due to massive landslides on the Mughal road in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district were rescued by the army.

About 50 vehicles and a large number of travellers got stranded on the stretch, a defence spokesman said, and added that a call for help was received by the army, which immediately sprang into action.

On 29 June, a fresh landslide blocked the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, leaving hundreds of vehicles including those carrying Amarnath pilgrims to the base camps in the Valley stranded, a police official said.

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