Kishtwar: One person was killed and
seven others were injured in a landslide triggered by heavy
rains in remote area of Kishtwar district in Jammu and
Kashmir, officials said here Tuesday.
After heavy rains, the landslide occurred at Massu,
about 280-kms from Jammu, in Kishtwar district last evening,
they said, adding a group of eight pilgrims, on way to Machail
Mata, came under the debris.
One of them, identified as Romesh Kumar, was killed
and seven others were injured, they said.
The injured have been admitted at Primary Health
Center at Atholi.
The traditional Chandi Mata Machail yatra starts today
and will conclude on August 28 in the mountainous Paddar in
The yatra starts from Bhaderwah in Doda district and
further proceeds towards Atholi, Gulabgarh, Massu, Chandoli
and finally concludes at Machail.