Pakistan snowfall death toll rises to 104
Published: 10:27 AM, 17 January 2020 Updated: 05:31 PM, 17 January 2020
In the past few days, the death toll in the snowfall has risen to 104 in Pakistan. At least 96 more are under treatment and at least 236 houses have been destroyed in the disaster so far.
The country has been undergoing such snow for the last few days of this month. However, the country's disaster management ministry said Jammu and Kashmir and Balochistan have been identified as the most affected areas.
According to information provided by the Disaster Management Ministry, 77 people have been killed so far in the glacier collapse in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 56 have been injured. 23 people were injured in Balochistan. In addition, five people died in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The snow-stranded people have already been given blankets, tents, rations, plastic bags, solar lights, cooking supplies, sleeping bags, shoes, clothes, first aid boxes for treating children and water bottles. Rescuers from various agencies have been carrying out operations to rescue the victims.
Earlier, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan visited Azad Jammu and Kashmir to distribute relief and monitor.