Avalanche in K-P leaves three dead, 30 injured

Injured were shifted to DHQ and Army Medical College in Abbottabad

Ihsan Dawar March 11, 2020

ABBOTTABAD: At least three people died and 30 others were injured when an avalanche hit four vehicles carrying tourists in the Kundla area of K-P on late Tuesday evening.

According to Abbottabad Police PRO, Azam Mir Afzal, the rescue operation was started as soon as the incident occurred.

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“Until Wednesday afternoon, three bodies were recovered while 30 people were rescued and are injured,” confirmed Afzal. “But, we fear there are people still missing.”

The injured were shifted to DHQ and Army Medical College Abbottabad.

In January, at least 61 people were killed and 53 injured in an avalanche in Neelum Valley.

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The incidents took place in over 15 villages of Neelum Valley where, according to an initial assessment, 52 houses were fully destroyed while 82 partially damaged. Most of causalities 43 have been reported from Surgan valley.

A 12-year-old girl was found alive after being buried for 18 hours after the avalanche engulfed the family house.


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