Sat. Mar 28th, 2020

Avalanche buries 5 houses in Tatol village of Astore, 16 people rescued by locals

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Reported by Subkhan Suhail

ASTORE: An avalanche has buried 5 houses and injured at least 6 people in Tatol village in Qamri on Saturday.

The local people have rescued 16 people from under the damaged houses.

According to a local Sartaj Alam Lone, 6 people were critically injured in the incident.

Heavy snowfall has disrupted telecommunication and road networks in the upper valleys in Astore. The border areas also lack proper health facilities.

The quake-hit Astore remained the most affected district in Gilgit-Baltistan. Avalanches had killed 7 people, including 5 army personnel, in Qamri locality in two different incidents.

Report: Subakhan Suhail

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