Four pilgrims were killed in a landslide and nine including a 10-year-old boy were injured after a big stone rolled down and hit them near cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Reasi district of Jammu.
Ajit Kumar Sahu, CEO, Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, said the landslide occurred after rainfall.
"Our team went to the site as soon as the incident was reported to us," he said. Sahu further said that they always try to ensure the safety of the pilgrims.
Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Reasi, Sanjay Rana said that nine people were also injured in the incident.
While seven of them were given first aid, two others were admitted to Katra hospital with serious injuries, he said.
The yatra to the cave shrine, which was disrupted for some hours, later resumed.
Heavy rains usually result in landslides on roads leading to Bhawan in Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine.