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47 pilgrims died in 18 days: Amarnath board CEO

As many as 47 Amarnath pilgrims lost their lives due to a terror attack, accidents and health reasons in a span of 18 days.

The CEO of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) Umang Narula said, between 29th June and 16th July, 19 pilgrims died due to medical reasons and 20 were killed in accidents.

On 10th July, eight pilgrims were killed in a terror attack on their bus.

He further added that till Tuesday, the board had spent more that 14 Lakh 50 rupees on transportation and around 1 Crore 35 Lakh towards ex-gratia payments.

 

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