ISLAMABAD: At least 14 people were killed on Sunday in avalanches in Chitral’s Sher Shal village.
Talking to a private news channel, Commandant Chitral Scouts Col Nizamuddin Shah informed that bodies of 14 people have been taken out from the rubble.
Five houses were totally buried under the avalanche, he said.
The dead include six women, six children and two men, Col Nizamuddin Shah added.
Meanwhile, 11 people were rescued and evacuated. Efforts are underway to take the injured to hospital but roads are blocked due to heavy snow, rescue sources said.
Army personnel were headed to the unfortunate site to commence relief activities and provide helicopter for rescue
services. For now, residents of the village were attempting rescue work on their own, according to rescue sources.—APP