Man rescued after spending 3 weeks in the Alaskan wilderness
A man who survived three weeks in the Alaska wilderness after a fire burned down his home and killed his dog was rescued after writing "SOS" in the snow.A man who survived more than three weeks in the Alaskan wilderness after a fire burned down his home and killed his dog was rescued after writing "SOS" in the snow.
Some 59 were killed in the Pakistani-controlled part of Kashmir, while another 10 are reported dead on the Indian side of the region.
In Pakistan, officials said villagers were stranded by the avalanches in the Neelum Valley area of the region, after heavy rainfall triggered landslides.
Rescuers saved dozens of people from the snow, but officials fear that many people are still missing and feared dead as a result of the natural disaster.
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More heavy snowfall is expected on Friday, leaving emergency services with a scramble to provide relief to locals.
At least 53 homes have been completely destroyed, according to regional officials.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said: "I have asked the National Disaster Management Authority, the military and all our federal ministers to immediately provide all humanitarian assistance on an emergency footing to the affected people in [Kashmir]."
In the west of Pakistan, heavy snowfall in the Balochistan region killed 17 people and destroyed several homes. An emergency has been declared in the area.
In the past fortnight, severe weather and cold temperatures also led to the deaths of 39 people in Afghanistan, according to the country's Natural Disaster Management Authority in Kabul.
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Met Eireann is forecasting a cold, wet and windy nightMet Eireann is forecasting a cold and windy night, with the possibility of heavy rain.
A spokesman said they are "distributing emergency assistance, including cash to families of the victims", but also noted that the conditions have made it difficult for teams to get to victims.
Major roads that connect Pakistan and Afghanistan have been blocked due to the snowfall, meaning the transporting of essential goods between the two countries has been halted.
Kashmir, a historical region centred around the Kashmir Valley, is claimed by both India and Pakistan, while many Kashmiris want to live in an independent country.
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