ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Tuesday issued details of death and damages incurred due to heavy rains and snowfall around the country.

As per the NDMA, the death toll from snow-related deaths climbed to 71 as severe weather continued across the country bringing life to a standstill.

At least 55 people have been killed in Azad Kashmir due to weather related deaths, according to a statement by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

Furthermore, the NDMA said 19 people have died in an avalanche while 10 others were still missing.

Four injured have been recovered from the rubble, an NDMA spokesperson said.

Hundreds of passengers, including women and infants, were stuck on the roads in harsh weather on Monday night as a massive snowstorm wreaked havoc in different parts of Balochistan.

Levies officials said that more than 500 passengers were stranded in Kan Mehtarzai area of Killa Saifullah district, where temperatures dipped to as low as -14°C while heavy snowfall and strong winds almost buried cars on the main National Highway.

Emergency had been declared in seven districts of Balochistan, which were badly affected due to heavy rain and snowfall.

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV


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