Army rescues LUMS students stuck in landsliding

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

20th Jan, 2020. 08:25 pm
LUMS students

Pakistan Army saved 22 students of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) that stuck in snowfall in Rattu area of Gilgit-Baltistan.

According to the details, 22 Students 13 Boys & 9 Girls from LUMS had gone for Skiing to Gilgit, stuck for 5 days due to heavy snow and landslides.

LUMS administration had approached Army for help.

Chif of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa directed for immediate helicopter lifting of students.

Pakistan Army conducted an operation, rescued the student and shifted them to Rawalpindi.

It is to be noted that 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.

However, the avalanches damaged two hundred and thirteen houses.

Furthermore, 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.

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