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An official of the union territory administration said the Amarnath yatra, 

At least fifteen people will killed in a cloudburst near the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir. Rescue operations are underway.

A Border Security Force (BSF) spokesperson in Delhi said that the 16 bodies have been shifted to Baltal.

The Amarnath yatra remains temporarily suspended.

“Air rescue operations began this morning as six pilgrims were evacuated. The military medical teams are receiving patients and casualties at the Nilagrar helipad for onward evacuation,” an official said on Saturday, according to PTI.

It was a highly localised cloud only over the holy cave. Such rain happened earlier this year as well. It was not a flash flood," said Sonam Lotus, who heads the Regional Meteorological Centre at Srinagar that looks after the UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

May lord shiva take care of all suffering peoples and give strength their families .