Snowstorm kills at the least 16 vacationers, with a whole lot stranded, at Pakistani resort


The vacationers, who had been caught in a site visitors jam, suffered from a “meals disaster” after being stranded, Inside Minister Sheikh Rashid stated in a video assertion Saturday.

Rashid added that the federal government had known as military and civil armed forces for emergency rescue operations for “practically a thousand” autos nonetheless stranded.

Army troops take part in a rescue operation in Murree.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said he had ordered an inquiry into the incident.Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said he had ordered an inquiry into the incident.

All roads to Murree can be closed for vacationers and solely open for individuals offering help to these nonetheless stranded, the minister added.

Snow started to fall Tuesday evening and continued at common intervals, resulting in an inflow of hundreds of vacationers, Reuters reported. However many households turned stranded on roads because of the variety of guests, and with native media reporting that over 100,000 autos entered the hill station.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan stated he had ordered an inquiry into the incident, including that there was “unprecedented snowfall” and {that a} rush of individuals touring to the world “with out checking climate circumstances caught district admin unprepared.”

“Shocked & upset at tragic deaths of vacationers on highway to Murree,” he stated on Twitter.

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