Two Amarnath pilgrims died and five others were injured today in a road accident at Qazigund in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir while a volunteer died due to cardiac arrest at Sheshnag, taking the death toll in this year's pilgrimage to 17.
Five others -- four pilgrims and the driver of the vehicle - have been admitted to a hospital here, he said.
Meanwhile, a 35-year-old sevadar (volunteer), who was working at a community kitchen at Sheshnag, died due to cardiac arrest, the official said adding the deceased was identified as Ajay, a resident of Meerut.
With these, the death toll in this year's pilgrimage -- which began on 28 June -- has gone up to 17.
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