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16,745 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath cave

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Srinagar, Jul 05: On the 5th day of the ongoing Amarnathji Yatra, 16,745 Yatris paid obeisance at the cave shrine Friday. Till date, 67,228 pilgrims had the ‘darshan’ of the Shivling at the cave, officials said.

Meanwhile, a critically ill pilgrim was evacuated by helicopter today from Panjtarni and brought to Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar on the direction of Governor Satya Pal Malik, who is Chairman of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board.

One pilgrim, Vishal Mittal, from Uttar Pradesh, fell critically ill and was advised by doctors to be immediately shifted to SKIMS, Srinagar for further medical assistance. The ill pilgrim was brought to SKIMS helipad where a team of doctors received the patient for further specialised treatment, officials said.

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