More than 170 rescuers are desperately searching for the tourists who were buried by the snow, 5,350ft up a mountain.
Dramatic footage shows the worker trying to nudge a massive pile of snow on a building’s roof with an extended pole
A video of the avalanche has also surfaced.
The official spokesperson for the Foreign Office of Pakistan took to Twitter and expressed deepest grief and condolences over the loss of life and property.
At least 23 people were killed Wednesday in an avalanche in eastern Turkey during a search and rescue mission after a similar incident the day before.
UPPER DIR: At least two people including a student were killed in an avalanche in Upper Dir on Friday evening, ARY News reported. The deceased was identified as Ahmed Shah, who was a student of eleventh grade, according to district administration. The incident occurred near Patarak area, in which three people were also injured. According to rescue officials, it took 18 hours to retrieve the body due to extremely chilly weather. Local people also took part in the rescue operation along with the district…
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…
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…
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