Landslide hits Vaishno Devi Bhawan, one CRPF jawan killed

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Srinagar,August 24,2016: One CRPF head constable was killed while several people suffered injuries as a landslide hit Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

The landslide occurred near Gate No. 3 and the debris fell on a shelter where the pilgrims were sitting.
The head constable was assisting the pilgrims bound for the shrine when a a huge rock fell on a shelter.

J&K Police, Shrine board team and CRPF have reached the accident site and rescue operation has started as many people are feared trapped under the rubble.Yatra to the holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi has been suspended for now.

“Landslide hits Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan (J&K), one head constable of CRPF dead (confirmed by IG CRPF),” reported news agency ANI.

Wefornews Bureau

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