SASB asks infirm people not to undertake yatra
Jammu, July 13: Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board has advised the infirm people not to undertake the Amarnath Yatra so as to avoid any risk to their lives.
The advisory came after 49 pilgrims lost their lives, so far, while undertaking the ongoing pilgrimage.
In a statement, SASB Chief Executive Officer, R K Goyal said that around 49 pilgrims had lost their lives this year, mostly due to serious cardiac problems and failures, while enroute to the cave shrine. “No person who has a serious medical or orthopedic ailment, or any breathing, chest or heart problem should think of undertaking this arduous Yatra, which involves climbing up to nearly 14,000 feet”, Goyal warned.
He emphasized that every Yatri even those in good physical condition must carry the required medicine, if any, and, besides, some general medicines such as Glucose, Disprin, Combiflam and Moove/Iodex.
RAIN, THUNDERSHOWERS EXPECTED FOR 5 DAYS
Weather department has sounded an alert for the Amarnath pilgrims, in view of the thunderstorm and light rain expected on the yatra route from July 14-18.
According to the forecast provided by the Meteorological Department, light rain with thundershowers were expected on July 14 to 18, but the sky will remain partly cloudy in the Kashmir Division on July 15.
SASB has asked the pilgrims to ascertain the weather conditions in the Yatra area before embarking on the pilgrimage.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 13 Jul 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 13 Jul 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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