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Two Amarnath pilgrims killed in rockfall

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Srinagar, June 29 :

Two pilgrims were killed Sunday in a rockfall near the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The two were identified as Suresh Yadav, 35, resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi, and Tara Singh, 26, resident of Punjab’s Bathinda.

“The accident occurred when the Yatris were nearing the cave shrine this morning. Stones rolled down the rocky mountainside hitting and killing the two yatris,” a police officer said.

“The Yatra is, however, continuing normally,” the officer added.

(IANS)