At least 16 killed in floods near Kashmir shrine

STORY: The sudden violent storm hit near the Himalayan Hindu cave shrine of Amarnath.

Tens of thousands of pilgrims cross glaciers and waterlogged trails each year to reach the cave, which contains an ice stalagmite considered to be a physical manifestation of the god Shiva.

The cave is covered in snow for most of the year, but authorities let pilgrims visit for 45 days over the summer as rising temperatures clear the passes.