At least 21 excursionists have been killed after being trapped in a snowstorm in Pakistan’s Punjab fiefdom. The area has been declared disaster prone after the incident. This information was given in a report of Pakistan- grounded media Dawn on Saturday (January 6).
According to a report, about a thousand vehicles got stuck in the mountains due to heavy snowfall. The Punjab Chief Minister also directed for speedy deliverance work and backing to the stranded excursionists. Also, vehicles have been banned from entering Gailia in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Saviors say 21 people have been killed so far. Among them are nine children.
The country’s innards minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, said in a videotape communication that there were further excursionists in the mountainous area during the snowfall. Which is the loftiest in the last 15 to 20 times. He also said that the situation is veritably critical.
He said the Rawalpindi and Islamabad administrations and police were working to deliver those trapped. Five gangs of the Pakistan Army, as well as Rangers and Frontier Corps, were called in on an exigency base for deliverance operations.
Ahmed said Murree residers handed food and robes to stranded excursionists. Meanwhile, the administration has closed all access to the hill station. Vehicles carrying food and robes are now allowed to enter the area.