GILGIT: At least 11 persons were killed and 13 others injured when a snow avalanche occurred in Astore area of Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday, according to officials. The GB DMA said the rescue operation was being conducted by Rescue 1122, the district administration and the local community for retrieving the remaining bodies. Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan expressed grief and sorrows over the loss of precious lives and directed the local authorities to launch rescue operation. Muhammad Riaz, a police official from the area, told AFP that residents were taking the lead in the rescue operation in the difficult-to-reach area. Meanwhile, the GBDMA said, the 13 injured had been taken to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Astore and 12 of them were in critical condition.
Source: Pakistan Today May 28, 2023 05:39 UTC