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Char Dham Yatra Sees 16 Pilgrim Deaths Within 6 Days

Times of India | 09/05/2022 08:46 AM | Click to read full article

The Char Dham yatra has witnessed the deaths of 16 pilgrims within six days of its commencement on May 3. A majority of the fatalities were due to cardiac-related issues faced by those going to the shrines which are situated at altitudes ranging between 10,000 ft and 12,000 ft.

The state did not mandate pilgrims to produce health fitness certificates and neither has there been a cap on the number of pilgrims.