A convoy of 16 vehicles, carrying the 30th batch of 440 devotees, left the Yatri Niwas at Bhagwati Nagar at around 4:50 am to pay obeisance at the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said.

The batch includes 284 men, 62 women and eight children, apart from 86 priests, are on their way to twin base camps of Pahalagam and Baltal in the Valley, they added.

With Saturday's batch, a total of 48,714 pilgrims have left Jammu base camp for Amarnath so far.

(Agencies)

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