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Avalanche kills four people in Chitral

CHITRAL: At least four people have been killed in an avalanche in Drosh district of Chitral on Sunday, ARY News reported. Chitral’s Deputy Commissioner Khursheed Alam has confirmed that four people died in the avalanche. He said the people were trapped beneath a thick mass of snow after the avalanche hit a village in the area. The DC further said that a rescue operation in the area had been completed and all the four bodies had been recovered. Read More: Ten killed as avalanche hits Chitral village At least 10…

Army pilots rescue two foreign mountaineers stuck at Ultar Sar Peak

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army pilots on Sunday rescued two foreign mountaineers who were stuck in a snow avalanche at above 19, 000 feet high Ultar Sar Peak near Hunza Valley of Gilgit Baltistan. In a tweet, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) director general Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said: "Pakistan Army pilots in a daring mission rescued 3 foreign mountaineers stuck in snow avalanche at above 19000 feet high Ultar Sar Peak near Hunza." Pakistan Army pilots in a daring mission rescued 3 foreign mountaineers stuck in snow…

VIDEO: Mountain climber gets caught in Hunza avalanche

A footage has surfaced online showing mountain climbers getting stuck in avalanche in Hunza Valley of Gilgit Baltistan. The incredible footage shows the rare experience of being inside an Avalanche, as mountain climbers filmed the natural phenomenon take hold in Hunza. It was not clear when the footage was taken. Avalanches blo­ck the roads and cause damage to many houses, cattle farms and thousands of kanals of fertile land several districts of Gilgit-Baltistan.  Video via the Daily Mail

Seven labourers killed as avalanche hits Chitral’s Lowari Tunnel

CHITRAL: An avalanche killed at least seven labourers at Lowari Tunnel in Chitral on Sunday, a senior official said, with up to four more trapped beneath the snow. The accident, which also injured seven, happened near the Lowari Tunnel which connects the districts of Dir and Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, senior local administration official Shahab Hameed told AFP. "Efforts are also being made to pull the remaining workers out alive," he added. Read More: Chitral avalanche rescue mission completed, 10 bodies…

Chitral avalanche rescue mission completed, 10 bodies recovered

CHITRAL: The rescue mission launched after two avalanches in Chitral has been completed today, ARY News reported on Monday. It should be noted that at least 10 people were killed and several others trapped beneath the heaps of snow after two avalanches in Chitral in the wee hours of Sunday. During the rescue and relief operation 10 dead bodies including three members of a family and five injured were recovered by the relief workers. The dead bodies included three children, four women and two men in an incident in a…

Ten killed as avalanche hits Chitral village

PESHAWAR: At least 10 people were killed and several others trapped beneath thick snow after two avalanches crashed into a village in Chitral in wee hours of Sunday, ARY News reported. According to rescue sources, disaster struck the village of Shershal in Chitral, with four women and four children among the dead. The avalanche hit eight homes at around 3am, said Sheema Ayub Khan, a spokeswoman for the Disaster Management Authority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. She said three people had been rescued from the snow while…

Seven Indian soldiers among 11 dead in Kashmir avalanches

SRINAGAR: Seven Indian soldiers and four civilians have been killed in avalanches in the heavily militarized Himalayan region of Kashmir, Indian army and police officials said on Thursday. Kashmir has seen heavy snow this week and authorities have warned of the "high danger" of avalanches over the next two days. Power and communication lines have also been cut in some areas. The army on Thursday recovered the bodies of six of its men who were killed in an avalanche the previous day. One body was found on Wednesday,…

30 people still missing at Italian hotel buried by massive avalanche

PENNE: Rescuers dug all night in deep snow and debris in search of some 30 missing people who were staying in a luxury mountain hotel in Italy when an avalanche struck almost two days ago. Officials have confirmed finding two bodies, while Italian media said two more were located overnight. The only survivors so far are two men who were outside the hotel when the avalanche hit. Hopes of finding survivors are dwindling. The disaster struck the hotel in central Italy late on Wednesday afternoon amid a driving snowstorm,…