Snowfall in the mountainous areas of Gilgt-Baltistan and Chitral is adding to the miseries of the earthquake affected people, who have lost their houses, belongings, cattle pans, and stored grains and firewood. The government has provided single-file tents to the affected people, which offers little or no resistance against the severe cold weather, especially because cannot light fire inside their tents. There reports that some NGOs have distributed double-file tents, but thousands of people remain deprived, and prone to bone-chilling weather.
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