Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Rajasthan, died at Pissutop early this morning due to cardiac arrest, the  officials said.

They said Gita Devi (65), a resident of Madhya Pradesh, died due to cardiac arrest at Zigibal yesterday.

The latest deaths raised the toll in the ongoing yatra, which started on July 2, to 28. The dead included 26 pilgrims, a CRPF jawan and a ponywalla.

So far, 2.80 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave shrine which houses the naturally formed ice-shivlingam.

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