Weather: at least 100 dead in Pakistan


Snow falls and avalanches killed at least 100 people dead and 90 wounded in Pakistan in recent days, according to the latest report release Wednesday by the national agency of disaster management (NDMA).


Kashmir pakistan was the most affected area, with 76 people dead, 53 wounded, and nearly 200 homes damaged gold destroyed, according to NDMA, which also reported 20 dead and 23 wounded in the province of Balochistan (South-West), the rest of the victims who perished in other mountainous regions of the country.


The disaster management authority of Kashmir, pakistan has recorded 77 deaths, including 74 in the only valley of Neelum, and 94 injured, according to its director of operations, Saeed-ur-Rehman Qureshi.


“We are concerned that some people are still buried under the avalanche “, he commented, adding that the snowfall had picked up in the affected areas, hampering relief operations.


Raja Shahid Mehmood, a senior administrative officer of the Kashmir in pakistan, it has confirmed the balance sheet of 77 dead and 94 injured.


Lal Hussain Minhas, a resident of the valley of Neelum, indicated to the AFP pulled out the body of the wife of one of his cousins to a house whose roof collapsed under the snow. “I now try to take out the bodies of two of his children,” he told AFP by telephone.


On Tuesday, the agency of disaster management in Balochistan had mentioned 31 people dead and 23 injured.


The prime minister of pakistan Imran Khan visited on Wednesday Muzaffarabad, the capital of Kashmir, pakistan. It has, in particular, visited the injured being treated in a hospital in the city.

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