Jammu, Jun 30: A woman pilgrim died while five others were injured, one critically due to landslide at Devi Dawar at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi in Trikuta hills of Reasi district.
“Five people got injured and one lady died in a landslide at Devi Dawar,” SSP Reasi Tahir Bhat said.
He said the deceased lady was identified as Suman, 32, wife of Rajveer, resident of Bithvana Rewari, Haryana.
The injured were identified as Tanvi, 6, Yogendra Kumar, 34, Asha Devi, 38, Giriraj Sahni,42
Police however, said one of the critically injured is identified as Rajbir,45.
“He suffered serious head injury,” police said.
Governor N N Vohra today directed the Chief Executive Officer of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board to provide relief of Rs 3 lakh to a pilgrim died due to landslide at Devi Dawar on new track in Katra town of Reasi district.
Expressing grief Vohra, who is also the Chairman of the Shrine Board, has directed CEO Mr Ajit Sahu to arrange for an ex-gratia support of Rs 3 lakh being immediately paid to the family of the deceased pilgrim.
The CEO has contacted THDCIL and the Geological Survey of India to conduct an in-depth study of the landslide and their experts are arriving tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the Yatra on Himkoti Marg has been suspended for the time being but progressing smo-othly on both Sanjichhat-Bhawan and Sanjichhat-Bhairon Temple routes.
After a sudden landslide today at 1214 hours, near Satya View Point on Himkoti Marg a pilgrim namely Suman, resident of Rewari, Haryana, died and seven other pilgrims were injured.
Sahu said that immediately after hearing about the incident, Dr M K Kumar, Additional CEO, along with a team of Doctors and Executive Engineer of the Shrine Board rushed to the site to supervise the rescue operations.
The Disaster Management Task Force of the Shrine Board, Police and CRPF immediately cleared the debris and evacuated the injured, said the CEO.
He said that the injured were immediately shifted to the Medical Units at Himkoti and Adhkuwari, where the doctors declared the injured lady pilgrim as brought dead.
Out of the remaining seven injured four were brought to the Serli Helipad at Katra in the Shrine Board’s ambulances and immediately airlifted to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal, for specialised treatment.
Rest of the three injured were brought to CHC Katra from where they were discharged after treatment.
Meanwhile, the dead body of the woman pilgrim was shifted to CHC Katra and, after all formalities, handed over to the family members.