Woman pilgrim from Karanataka dies, toll 23

Srinagar: With the death of one more pilgrim from Karanataka, the toll during the annual pilgrimage so far has risen to 23 since the commencement of the 40 day-yatra to holy Amarnath cave shrine on June 29. Fifty eight-year-old Nirmala Patel, wife of Shahi Patel, resident of Ranipora, Karnatka suffered a massive heart attack at Baltal base camp, a yatra official said today. She was immediately rushed to nearby medical camp where doctors declared her brought dead. With this, a total of 17 yatris have died so far. Two of them died due to accidents caused by shooting stones fall and an accident while the other 15 passed away due to medical reasons.
Seven pilgrims were killed and 19 others injured in a militant attack on their vehicle at Anantnag on Srinagar-Jammu national highway recently.
One pilgrim from Telangana died due to a cylinder blast at Veesu-Mir Bazar, Qazigund, outside the Yatra area and two people, an ITBP personnel and an ISRO technician, died before the start of Yatra due to cardiac failure.