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World At least 57 dead in avalanches in Pakistan- government officials

11:31  14 january  2020
11:31  14 january  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Avalanches kill at least 100 in Kashmir

  Avalanches kill at least 100 in Kashmir Dozens of people have been killed by avalanches and landslides that have swept through the Pakistan-controlled portion of Kashmir, officials said. © STR/AFP via Getty Images Local residents remove debris of a collapsed house following heavy snowfall that triggered an avalanche in Neelum Valley in the Pakistan-controlled portion of Kashmir on Jan. 14, 2020. Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority put the death toll at 100 on Wednesday, though that number is expected to increase.Hundreds of people in remote villages remain stranded in the snow as rescuers rush to save them.

Local officials warned the death toll could continue to rise. According to the BBC, at least 45 people were killed in one Nuristan province village alone in Afghanistan, and at least 13 people were killed in the Chitral district in Pakistan . “ Avalanches have buried two entire villages in Bargmatal district

In neighboring Pakistan , at least nine people, including children, were killed by an avalanche in the northern Chitral district, with as many as 14 residents believed to still be trapped in collapsed houses, district official Syed Maghferat Shah said. "So far the rescue workers have recovered nine bodies

ISLAMABAD, Jan 14 (Reuters) - At least 57 people were killed and others were missing after avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir over the last 24 hours, senior government officials said on Tuesday.

Neelam Valley, PAKISTAN:  An aerial view shows the remains of destroyed houses which are covered by snow in a hilly area of Neelam Valley some 50 kilometers north-east of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan Administered Kashmir, 05 January 2006. Survivors of last year's huge earthquake in Pakistan are at increased risk of pneumonia after recent snow and rain caused the aid effort's first crisis of the winter, the United Nations said. The 7.6 magnitude earthquake on 08 October killed more than 73,000 people and left more than three million homeless. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN  (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images) © 2006 AFP Neelam Valley, PAKISTAN: An aerial view shows the remains of destroyed houses which are covered by snow in a hilly area of Neelam Valley some 50 kilometers north-east of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan Administered Kashmir, 05 January 2006. Survivors of last year's huge earthquake in Pakistan are at increased risk of pneumonia after recent snow and rain caused the aid effort's first crisis of the winter, the United Nations said. The 7.6 magnitude earthquake on 08 October killed more than 73,000 people and left more than three million homeless. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Two officials said many villagers were still stranded in the avalanches in the Neelum valley area following heavy rains that also triggered landslides.

Many people were reported missing and feared dead as rescue efforts got under way, one of the officials said.

(Reporting by Abu Arqam Naqash in Muzzafarabad, Gibran Peshimam in Islamabad, Writing by Rupam Jain; editing by John Stonestreet)

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