Char Dham: 119 Char Dham pilgrims dead in 45 days since yatra began | India News

DEHRADUN: A total of 119 pilgrims from across the country lost their lives due to rough climatic conditions, rough terrain and co-morbidities in the first 45 days Chardham yatra in Uttarakhand since it started on April 22. While around 20 lakh pilgrims have visited the holy site, nearly 2.1 lakh have received treatment provided by the health department.
This year, Rain and snow continued to ravage Himalayan temple towns into May, causing extreme cold conditions, making heart attacks and lung problems the leading causes of fatalities.
As per figures, till Monday, 58 pilgrims have died during Kedarnath yatra. Data accessed by TOI shows the pilgrims who lost their lives were mostly from Bengal, Maharashtra, UP, MP and Gujarat.
More than 2,500 pilgrims were given oxygen as they struggled to breathe as they made their way to the shrine which is located at 11,775 feet.

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