At around 5:30 pm, the cloudburst was first noticed. Near the cave shrine, communal kitchens and tents were destroyed by flooding.

Manoj Sinha, the Lt. Governor of J&K, claimed to have informed the Prime Minister and the Home Minister of the situation.

In order to transport the injured to a hospital, Army Helicopters have been called into action.

After a two-year Covid break, the pilgrimage started on June 30 this year. Since then, the shrine has been visited by more than 100,000 pilgrims.

Security forces and disaster management organisations quickly began a rescue operation.

The injured are being airlifted to a hospital for treatment.

A cloudburst is a brief period of unusually intense rain that covers a small region of land.