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Floods Leave 13 People Dead At Hindu Pilgrimage in Kashmir

Hindu devotees are seen stranded after a cloudburst near the base camp of the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south of Kashmir Himalayas, in India, Friday, July 8, 2022. A cloudburst hit near the base camp of the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas on Friday, many have lost their lives and more than 40 are feared missing, according to the officials. (Jammu and Kashmir Government's Department of Disaster Management via AP)
Hindu devotees are seen stranded after a cloudburst near the base camp of the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south of Kashmir Himalayas, in India, Friday, July 8, 2022. A cloudburst hit near the base camp of the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas on Friday, many have lost their lives and more than 40 are feared missing, according to the officials. (Jammu and Kashmir Government's Department of Disaster Management via AP)
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Srinagar, India (AP) -- At least 13 people were killed when sudden rains triggered flash floods during an annual Hindu pilgrimage to an icy Himalayan cave in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday, police said.

Officials said in addition to the deaths, at least three dozen people were missing while an unspecified number of injured devotees were airlifted to hospitals for treatment. Authorities rushed several teams of doctors and paramedics to the rugged area and were administering first aid to the injured.