When their car was struck by landslip debris in Uttarakhand, five Kedarnath pilgrims died.
According to news outlet PTI, at least five pilgrims—three of them were from Gujarat—were killed on Thursday night in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag area after a car carrying them to Kedarnath was buried beneath landslip debris.
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On the Guptkashi-Gaurikund route, the landslide happened at Tarsali close to Phata and washed away a 60-meter section of the road. A car carrying pilgrims to the sacred Kedarnath temple was struck by a pile of rocks and boulders that fell off the mountain between Phata and Sonprayag.
A man went missing in a landslip a few days ago, and numerous bridges were damaged, cutting off a significant portion of the population from the rest of the state. In the meantime, state chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami conducted a ground assessment of the rain-affected Kotdwar district.
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In response to the nonstop rain, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued a "orange" advisory for heavy rain in six districts on Friday and a "red" alert for the following three days across the hill state.
Data from the State Emergency Operation Center shows that thus far during this monsoon, 58 people have died, 37 people have been injured, and 19 more are missing in various situations.