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Pilgrims are dying every day during the Chardham Yatra. So far the death toll has gone up to 28. The journey is taking a toll on the lives of elderly pilgrims. 13 passengers above 60 years of age have died.

Director General of Health Dr. Tripti Bahuguna said that all the deaths that occurred during the Yatra were on foot. Heart attack and other diseases have been the cause of death. No passenger has died in hospitals. All health facilities are available in hospitals and medical camps on the Chardham Yatra route.

According to reports from Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Uttarkashi districts, 13 people died in the age group of 60 and above, seven in the age group of 50 to 60, four in the age group of 40 to 50 and three in the age group of 30 to 40 years. happened.

The Director General said that the post-mortem is being conducted as per the wishes of the relatives. The families of many of the deceased do not want to do post-mortem. Those whose post-mortem could not ascertain the exact cause of death, their lives are being kept safe.

Not only humans but also animals are losing their lives
The inaccessible path of Chardham is affecting the lives of not only humans but also animals. So far 28 pilgrims have died on the Chardham Yatra, while about 25 horses and mules have also died. The operators are in panic due to the death of horses and mules. At the same time, the veterinary officers are telling the work in excess of capacity as the reason for the death of the animals.

Along with the pilgrims on the Yamunotri footpath, now cases of death of horse mules are also coming to the fore. It is being told that in the last 10 days, 10 horse mules have also died on the road. Local residents and horse-mule operators are citing the inaccessible alternative route of Yamunotri Dham as the reason for these deaths.

On the other hand, more than 8000 horse and mules are registered this year in the Kedarnath Yatra which started from May 6. With the increasing pressure of travelers, cases of death of horse and mules have also started coming to the fore on the Gaurikund-Kedarnath pedestrian route. On Thursday, three horses and mules died in Gaurikund and one in Sonprayag. Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Ashish Rawat said that 15 horses and mules have died so far. He attributed the death of the animals to extreme fatigue and lack of water. He said that the operators are taking excessive work from the horse and mules and are giving dry straw and gram to eat. Not getting enough water, due to which the animals are dying due to pressure on the membranes of the lungs.

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