Two die in landslide near Vaishno Devi cave shrine

Two pilgrims on way to Vaishno Devi cave shrine died in a landslide triggered by rains in Reasi district, police said Saturday.

Updated: Feb 27, 2010, 13:34 PM IST

Jammu: Two pilgrims on way to Vaishno Devi
cave shrine died in a landslide triggered by rains in Reasi
district, police said Saturday.

As the pilgrims were proceeding towards the cave shrine
in Trikuta hills from Katra base camp, they were hit by
falling boulders at Hathi Matha last night.

A woman and a labourer suffered injuries and died on way
to hospital, they said.

The deceased have been identified as Prabha Devi of
Mumbai and Abdul Hamid of Reasi district, police said, adding
the bodies have been handed over to their families after
postmortem.

PTI