Woman pilgrim hit by a landslide enroute Mata Vaishno Devi Cave shrine

Hit by a shooting stone on her head a 43 year old pilgrim from Lucknow died  enroute Mata Vaishno Devi Cave shrine near Sanjhi Chat late Tuesday evening.

According to official sources, “following heavy rains and landslides near Sanjhi Chhat a woman pilgrim hailing from Lucknow was hit by a shooting stone and succumbed to her fatal injuries near Panchi Morh”.

The woman has been identified as Daya Devi, official sources said.

Meanwhile, due to inclement weather conditions the Shrine Board authorities have advised pilgrims to exercise extra care while taking the route to reach the cave shrine. 

Additional CEO of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Dr  Mandeep Bhandari said, ” Shrine board is making all possible efforts to shift her dead body to the base camp of Katra and making necessary arrangements to shift it to Lucknow free of cost. Dr Bhandari also announced the next kin of deceased pilgrim would be given Rs 3 lakh insurance cover by the SASB.

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