AJK death toll soars to 100 from snow-related incidents

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

16th Jan, 2020. 11:07 am
AJK death toll

The death toll from rain and snow-related incidents in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) has risen to 100 on Wednesday.

According to the details, AJK death toll soars to 100 in during snowfall and rain related incidents.

According to the National Disaster Management Authority, 76 people were killed in the avalanches triggered by heavy rains and snowfall in Azad Kashmir.

While 20 people killed in Balochistan and two each in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan, reports said.

The NDMA maintained that at many as 90 people sustained injuries in these incidents.

The avalanches damaged two hundred and thirteen houses.

Rescue teams have been in the field to provide relief to the affected people.

As many as 2000 tents, 1250 blankets and 2250 other necessary items had delivered to the affected areas.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had paid a visit to Muzaffarabad to inquire after the injured and got a briefing on relief operations.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the AJK chief secretary had briefed the premiere regarding damages incurred due to snowfall and avalanches and relief efforts undertaken in the affected areas.

He was accompanied by Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur.

According to sources, PM Imran Khan visited AJK snow-hit areas to personally monitor the relief work.

PM Imran Khan accompanied by Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur.

Moreover, the prime minister also met and inquired the families affected by land sliding in AJK.

Emergency Declared In Baluchistan Due To Heavy Rain, Snowfall

On the other hand, Chief Minister Baluchistan Jam Kamal Khan visited Quetta and other areas, and extended his condolences on the demise of people.

He instructed the authorities to give access to the disconnected areas.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Bazdar called Jamal Kamal Khan and expressed his regret over the loss of valuable lives and also offered all kind of assistance to the Balochistan government.

Land sliding and snowfall in Azad Kashmir killed 10 people, injured 12, damaged 23 buildings and destroyed three vehicles.

The land contact between Neelum and Leepa Valley also disconnected

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