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 on 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 on Friday 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 post-mortem.

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