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J-K: Three pilgrims have already died on the Amarnath Yatra, and more than 60,000 people have visited the cave shrine

On Wednesday, a missing 38-year-old Rajasthani pilgrim was discovered dead, bringing the death toll from this year’s Amarnath pilgrimage to three, according to authorities. They said that Roshan Lal Suthar, a native of the Pansal Dhileara region of Rajasthan, had been missing since Tuesday when his corpse was discovered close to the lower Holy Cave.

The reason of his death is yet unknown, according to the authorities. However, they said that one of the most typical causes of mortality among Amarnath pilgrims and security officers stationed there for duty is cardiac arrest, which is brought on by decreasing oxygen concentration at high elevations.

Suthar’s death brings the total number of fatalities in this year’s annual yatra to three. On Monday, an Andhra Pradeshi yatri, age 67, passed away while traveling the yatra’s Baltal axis.

Before the Amarnath yatra began, an Indo Tibetan Border Police officer assigned to Amarnath yatra duty passed away at Sonamarg, in the Jammu & Kashmir district of Ganderbal.

In the meanwhile, 18,354 worshippers visited the subterranean sanctuary on Wednesday. The authorities said that there were 457 children among them, as well as 12,483 adults, 5,146 women, 266 sadhus, and 2 sadhvis. A total of 67,197 devotees have seen the naturally created ice-lingam in the first five days of the yatra.

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