Greater than 75 individuals have died throughout the nation after a extreme chilly wave introduced life to a standstill in quite a few areas.
At the least 57 individuals have been killed and others have been reported lacking after avalanches have been reported in Azad Jammu and Kashmir during the last 24 hours, senior authorities officers mentioned on Tuesday.
Two officers mentioned many villagers have been nonetheless stranded within the avalanche-hit areas of Neelum valley following heavy rains that additionally triggered landslides.
Many individuals have been reported lacking and feared useless as rescue efforts obtained underway, one of many officers mentioned.
As many as 42 injured individuals have been shifted to close by hospitals. In accordance with out there knowledge, 45 homes are totally destroyed.
Groups of NDMA and different related departments are finishing up reduction operation in affected areas.
Affected persons are being offered meals, blankets, medicines.
In Balochistan, 17 individuals have been killed in rain and snowfall-related incidents throughout the province.
In accordance with the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority, 41 individuals have been injured whereas 35 homes have been destroyed within the chilly snap that has taken over the nation.
The Met Workplace has additionally issued a warning highlighting the danger of closure of inter-city roads because of heavy snowfall and rains within the districts of Swat, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Murree, Galyat, Neelum, Bagh, Haveli, Rawalakot, Astore, Hunza and Skardu.
It has additionally warned that heavy rains might additional set off landslides and avalanches in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Malakand and Hazara districts.
Key highways connecting Pakistan and Afghanistan have been additionally blocked because of heavy snow, forcing officers to droop transportation of important items into Afghanistan.