Nine persons including six students missing in Karimabad , two
dead bodies recovered from debris of snow
CHITRAL: Only two dead bodies could be recovered from the
debris of snow avalanche that had led to bury alive nine school
students in Susoom village of Karimabad valley on Saturday while
going back to their village Parsan after appearing in a paper of
matriculation examination at GHS Susoom centre.
Member of zilla council from the area, Muhammad Yaqub told Chitral
Times on telephone that the search operation was to be
suspended for many times due to the continuing snowfall and
impeding danger of sliding of more spates of avalanches during the
course of search.
He said that on the day of the occurrence (saturay), no search work
for the dead bodies by the village due to the intensive snowfall
that rendered it impossible and perilous to carry on and it could
be started on Sunday morning with some respite in snowfall and
arrival of the jawans of Chitral Scouts, Chitral Levy and police.
They could recover the dead bodies of Mubashir Ali and Rahmat Bai
but the work was stopped for many times when the snowfall
restarted, he said adding that the weather was changing for better
and the search work would be restarted on Monday without any pause.
He named the missing students as Imranuddin, Imran Khan, Ali Shan,
Muhammad Ilahi, Faiz Ali, Irshad Ahmed and Wazir Khan all of whom
belonged to the Parsan village and were the students of government
high school Susoom.
Mr. Yaqub said that after leaving the examination hall, ten
students of the village were crossing the mountainous stream when
the huge mass of snow avalanche hit them leaving only one of them
to tell the villagers the tale of woe.