GOC visits Karimabad valley, announced to a provide Radar system
for searching missing students
CHITRAL: The fourth day of the search for the seven numbers
of students buried under the debris of snow avalanche in Susoom
village also proved a failure as no clue could be traced on
Members of zilla council
from Karimabad, Muhammad Yaqub told Chitral Times on
telephone that the local volunteers, the personnel of Chitral
Scouts, police , FOCUS and levies were joined by the NDMA team but
without any headway.
He said that it was a cloudy day with lesser degree of the danger
of floating of the snow avalanche from upward due to which work
continued whole the day and new strategy was adopted to remove the
snow from the probable place of finding the bodies.
The mass of snow was tried to be divided into slices to make its
removal easier and for this purpose, water in pipes was directed to
it in high pressure but it did not work as well, he said adding
that all other available ways and means had also been tried out.
The general officer commanding of Pak Army Swat Division, Major
General Nadir Khan also visited the village on Wednesday and
promised the people to help continue the efforts till the recovery
of the last dead body.
Talking to Chitral Times
, the commandant of Chitral Scouts, colonel Nizamud Din Shah said
that the GOC announced on the occasion to send Army Engineers’ team
along with gadgets to accelerate the melting down of the snow on
the site as had been done in Giari sector some years ago.
He said that the GOC also announced to send a radar system capable
of indicating the right spot where the dead bodies are lying
beneath the avalanche mass so that pointed excavation could be
The GOC also announced an amount of one lakh rupees for the
bereaved families while support of all types will be extended to
them by the Chitral Scouts, he said.