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Amarnath Yatra suspended for second day

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Jammu, Aug 9:

The ongoing annual Hindu pilgrimage Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir was suspended for the second day on Sunday after the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed due to heavy rainfall.

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Heavy rains throughout the night triggered landslides at Kheri in Udhampur district and also at some places in the Ramban district, forcing authorities to close the highway, a police officer told IANS.

“No pilgrim was allowed to proceed from Jammu to the valley,” he said.

A decision on resuming the Amarnath Yatra will be taken only after the highway is opened. Heavy rainfall had forced authorities to close the highway on Saturday as well.