Heavy snowfall, rain in Pakistan; death toll rises to 70

WION Web Team Balochistan, India Jan 14, 2020, 05.32 PM(IST)

Snowfall in Pakistan Photograph:( AFP )

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It is expected that most parts of the country will experience cold and dry weather.

The number of deaths due to snowfall and rain in Pakistan in the last three days has risen to 70.

According to reports, at least 29 people have been injured as a result of the rains.

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In Balochistan, the rain has claimed the lives of 15 individuals and injured 11 people, according to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

At least, 19 people have lost their lives in an avalanche while 10 were reported missing.

All important thoroughfares have been closed in Balochistan until further notice.

These include Khanozai road, Bolan road and Quetta-Chaman road.

Lowari road in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recorded 23 inches of snowfall. Rescue efforts are currently underway.

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It is expected that most parts of the country will experience cold and dry weather.

While a few of them were rescued alive, many soldiers at forward positions were still missing.