14 people killed three houses completely buried in avalanche in Chitral Pakistan. Officials say at least 14 people killed.
In a avalanche in the Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while many people are still missing.
The Associated Press news agency quoted rescue workers as commander Nizamuddin Shah said.
Chitral Scouts rescue operation recovered 13 bodies from the debris so far, while others search.
At least 14 people, including women and children,killed when an avalanche struck in Chitral during wee hours of Sunday.
Local administration officials told, three houses were completely buried in the snow and 19 others affected in Karimabad Valley.
Most of the families have been evacuated.
The district administration official told to local media that Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA).
Called for helicopter services from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
As the area remained inaccessible due to heavy snow in the last 48 hours.
NDMA heli-services will transport the injured while PDMA Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa will provide quilts, blankets, stoves and food items to the affectees.
PM orders quick rescue and relief operations
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed grief over the loss of precious lives the in Chitral tragedy.
He has directed all relevant federal and provincial authorities to reach the site immediately and undertake rescue and relief work on priority.
14 people killed three houses completely buried in avalanche in Chitral Pakistan.
PM Nawaz has also directed NDMA to coordinate rescue efforts and arrange for necessary medical care, food and shelter required for the affectees.
COAS directs assistance to civilian administration
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa directed on Sunday Pakistan Army officials to maximize assistance to the disaster management authorities.
And local administrations for timely and effective rescue and relief efforts in the snow-hit areas of the country, military’s media wing ISPR said.