At least 65 people have so far been killed and scores of other injured in land sliding and avalanche over fifteen villages of Neelum valley, AJK.
Forty two injured people were shifted to nearby hospitals. According to available data, 45 houses are fully destroyed. Teams of NDMA and other relevant departments are carrying out relief operation in affected areas. Affected people are being provided food, blankets, medicine.
Four injured have been recovered from the rubble, an NDMA spokesperson said. “49 bodies were removed from collapsed buildings in Muzaffarabad,” Ahmad Raza Qadri, the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa chief of provincial disaster management said.
“Rescue operation is under way with the help of Pakistan Army,” Qadri said, adding that due to the severe weather conditions the rescue operations were hampered. He added the injured were shifted in Pakistan Army helicopters to nearby hospitals.
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17 November, 2019