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At least 14 killed in avalanche in northern Pakistan

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa area is prone to avalanches and on March 22, 2016, some seven people were buried in Susom village, 40 kilometres north of Chitral. (In picture- Pakistani paramilitary soldiers search for survivors) (Representative image) Photograph: (AFP)

WION Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Feb 05, 2017, 06.43 AM (IST)

At least 14 killed in an avalanche in north Pakistan's Chitral district on Sunday. 

Five houses were buried and it is not clear how many people were affected by the avalanche. 

Chitral Scouts Commandant Col Nizamuddin Shah said six women, six children and two men were among those killed. 

Due to heavy snowfall in the area, several families had been evacuated to safer locations over the past two days, the Dawn reported. 

Chitral district lies in northern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan. 

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa area is prone to avalanches and on March 22, 2016, some seven people were buried in Susom village, 40 kilometres north of Chitral.

(WION with inputs from PTI)

 

 

 

 

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