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Two Amarnath pilgrims die of cardiac arrest

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Srinagar, Jul 11: Two pilgrims died of cardiac arrest near the holy cave shrine of Amarnath while another was killed in a road accident in Pulwama district, taking the death toll in this year’s pilgrimage to 20.

A pilgrim, identified as Mahinder Pal, fell unconscious last night at Kali Mata track and later died, the official said.

G Koteshwara, a 70-year-old pilgrim from Andhra Pradesh, died due to cardiac arrest at the holy cave yesterday, he said.

A private vehicle, carrying Amarnath pilgrims, collided with a school bus at Padgampora in the Awantipora area, resulting in death of one woman pilgrim from Jaipur , a police official said.

With these, the death toll in this year’s pilgrimage, which began on June 28, has gone up to 20.

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