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Vaishno Devi pilgrim dies in Katra

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Jammu, Nov 20: A 70-year-old pilgrim from Maharashtra died after falling unconscious in Katra, the base camp of the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Reasi district, police said.

Pradeep Ashok Shah, a resident of Sholapur, who had reached Katra to pay obeisance at the shrine along with family, fell unconscious while travelling in a three-wheeler Monday evening, they said

He was immediately rushed to a nearby community health centre, where doctors declared him brought dead, police officials said.

His body would be handed over to family members after completion of legal formalities, the officials said.

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