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Rain-snow victims will not be left alone: Gandapur

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

15th Jan, 2020. 11:48 pm
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Ali Amin Gandapur

Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur said that rain-snow victims will not be left alone and government will help them to rebuild their damage homes on immediate basis.

According to the details while talking to media, he expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives and urged local administration to provide all possible assistance to the people of affected areas.

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Earlier, At least 70 people died in three days due to severe cold, rain related incidents,landsliding nd avalanche over fifteen villages of Neelum valley, AJK.

Media reports cited The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)’s official statement.

It said an increase in the death toll is anticipated by the authority.

According to NDMA, rains in Baluchistan have claimed 15 lives and have injured 11 others. At least 55 deaths and 12 injured have been reported in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

In Neelam valley, 19 people have died in an avalanche while 10 others are still missing. According to NDMA, four injured have been rescued while work is currently under way to rescue the remaining people.

Major thoroughfares in Baluchistan, including Bolan Road, Khanozai Road and Quetta-Chaman Road have been closed for the time being, the statement said, adding that the most snowfall recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was at Lowari Approach Road at a whopping 23 inches.

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