Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday directed the authorities involved to offer humanitarian help in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), the place no less than 57 individuals have been killed as avalanches and landslides hit the area in excessive chilly climate.
Greater than 75 individuals have died throughout Pakistan because the nation stays within the icy grip of a freezing chilly snap with Balochistan and AJK being the worst hit areas the place heavy snow plummeted temperatures, clogged roads, snarled journey and introduced life to a standstill.
The premier, in a tweet, stated that the extreme snowfalls and landslides in AJK have resulted into distress and deaths.
“I’ve requested the NDMA [National Disasters Management Authority], the army and all our federal ministers to right away present all humanitarian help on an emergency footing to the affected individuals in AJK,” he wrote.
The extreme snowfalls and landslides in AJK have brought on distress & deaths. I’ve requested the NDMA, the army & all our federal ministers to right away present all humanitarian help on an emergency footing to the affected individuals in AJK.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 14, 2020
Officers have stated that many villagers had been nonetheless stranded within the avalanche-hit areas of Neelum valley in AJK following heavy rains that additionally triggered landslides.
Many individuals had been reported lacking and feared lifeless as rescue efforts acquired underway, one of many officers stated.
As many as 42 injured individuals had been shifted to close by hospitals. In keeping with obtainable information, 45 homes are absolutely destroyed.
Groups of NDMA and different related departments are finishing up aid operation in affected areas.
The avalanche-hit individuals are being supplied meals, blankets, medicines.