Killed, 25 Injured As Boulder Rolls Down Waterfall In Jammu And Kashmir

Killed, 25 Injured As Boulder Rolls Down Waterfall In Jammu And Kashmir

A large number of people had gathered at the spot to spend their Sunday holiday. According to preliminary information, a loose rock rolled down through the waterfall, killing four people on the spot and injuring 25, he said, adding police personnel rushed to the scene. Governor N N Vohra has directed Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board CEO Dheeraj Gupta to make immediate arrangements for all the injured persons being taken to the Shrine Board's Super Speciality Hospital at Kakryal. Almost 25 others were injured, Bhat said, adding that rescue operations were in progress. The Indian Army and police have launched a search and rescue operation.

The injured were taken to a hospital, where a lot of them were being treated for head injuries, Sajad said. Of these 33 patients, 6 who are seriously injured are being managed in the Intensive Critical Care Units, 4 of whom were operated last night by the Neurosurgery Team of the Hospital.

National Conference Vice President and former chief minister Omar Abdullah expressed grief and shock over the incident.

Located 10 kilometres from the Riasi town, the waterfall on the Chenab river at an elevation of 466 metres, is one of the biggest in north India. The earth and water of the area is said to have medicinal values, which attract a large number of people.

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