By: Hadi Hidayat
Ganderbal: 50-year-old Bhushan Kotwal Amarnath pilgrim died after being hit by a shooting stone on way to holy cave at Baltal base camp in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir on Thursday.
50-year-old Bhushan Kotwal, a resident of Jammu, was seriously injured after being hit by a shooting stone that rolled down from a hillock while he was crossing Brarimarg area on 16-km Baltal-cave route in Ganderbal district on Thursday morning.
He was evacuated to the Base Camp hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
First Batch of pilgrims of the Annual Amarnath Yatra Begins Amid Tight Security. Pic by, Muneeb Ul Islam/FK
The annual Amarnath Yatra commenced today with over 6000 pilgrims having so far left base camp Baltal to pay obeisance at the holy cave in the Himalayas.