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Amarnath Yatra: Amid heavy rains fresh batch of 4920 pilgrims leave from Jammu base camp

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Jammu: Chanting ‘Bam Bam Bhole’ as many as 4920 pilgrims amid heavy rains on Wednesday left from Bhagwati Nagar Base camp here for Shri Amarnath Cave Shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.

An official said that a batch of 4920 pilgrims left the base camp in a convoy of 188 vehicles.

A group of 2566 pilgrims (1974 males, 496 females, 11 children, 81 sadhus and four sadhvis) left for Pahalgam in a convoy of 107 vehicles.

For Baltal, pilgrims comprising 1381 males, 955 females and 18 children left in a convoy of 81 vehicles amid tight security arrangements.

The yatra started on July 1 will conclude on August 31.

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