A 61-year-old woman, pilgrim from Maharashtra, died in the hospital today after being hit by a vehicle near the Saraswati Dham railway station on July 15.
She was identified as Gaya Bhai Kaile. She succumbed to injuries last evening, the officials said.
On the other hand, 18th batch of ”yatris” with 1,983 pilgrims left Jammu today to join the annual Amarnath Yatra under tight security, officials said.
The 60-day yatra to the cave shrine, located at an altitude of 3,880 metres in the south Kashmir Himalayas, began on the twin routes of Baltal in Ganderbal and Pahalgam in Islamabad district on June 28.
Over two lakh Hindu pilgrims had paid their obeisance at the cave shrine till last evening. The “yatra” is scheduled to end on August 26.
The report said that she was also the part of the group and was getting registration for the ”yatra” when the incident occurred.
The number has gone up to 27, of the people who died in the ongoing Yatra, and this death was third reported in Jammu region, officials confirmed.
They said the woman was part of a group which had arrived in the city and was getting registration for the “yatra” when the incident occurred.