Flash floods sweep through Hindu shrine during annual pilgrimage

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At least 16 people have been killed and dozens missing after a sudden cloudburst triggered flash floods during an annual Hindu pilgrimage in India’s Kashmir region.

Around 10,000 people were camped near the remote Amarnath temple when a sudden downpour triggered a deluge.

The cloudburst on July 8 near the mountain cave sent a raging wall of water down a gorge before sweeping away about two dozen camps and two makeshift kitchens, officials said.

Footage from the scene captures the fast-flowing river of water rushing into an area packed with tents.

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