Accidents due to severe weather in the country
Muzaffarabad / Quetta: Snow falling in Azad Kashmir Valley continues as avalanche continue that affected hundreds of buildings and killed dozens.
weather conditions have been exacerbated by western winds across the country, resulting in snowfall, land sliding and rain. Accidents have increased to 93, the highest ever. Most deaths occurred in Azad Kashmir and later in Balochistan.
Authorities say access to some parts of the valley is not yet possible due to severe snowfall, so the death toll is likely to increase, with weather forecasters predicting a new snowfall from Friday.
During the last two to three days, 66 people have been killed in accidents due to seasonal severity, 20 in Azad Kashmir, 20 in Balochistan and 7 in Sialkot district of Punjab.
Due to rains, snowfall has closed the main highways of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir and Balochistan.
According to Raja Mehmood Shahid, Deputy Commissioner of Neelam Valley, 80% of the deaths took place in Bakawali and Suri villages in Surgana area of Sharda Tehsil.