CHITRAL: The dead bodies of two of the seven students were
recovered buried under the snow avalanche in Susoom village early
on Sunday morning after hectic efforts of seven days consecutively.
Member of zilla council from Karimabad, Muhammad Yaqub told Chitral
Times by telephone that the local people had directed the
water from the nearby irrigation channel into the debris of snow
avalanche underneath which the dead bodies were supposed to be
He said that the indigenous approach worked well and due to the
flow of the water through the snow mass for whole the night caused
it to melt down and during this course, two of the dead bodies were
washed away by the water through small distance.
He identified the dead bodies that of Iman Ali son of Fazle Ali and
Umarud Din son of Izatud Din of Parsan village while the dead
bodies of five other students are yet to be recovered.
Mr. Yaqub said the personnel of Pak Army, Chitral Scouts, police ,
Chitral Levies and local volunteers carried on the search of the
other dead bodies throughout the day while the weather remained all
He said that the local elders had proposed to direct water into the
avalanche to drain the dead bodies when scores of other techniques
ranging from using radar-based gadgets to use the sniffer dogs to
identify the location exhausted.
He appreciated the role of commandant of Chitral Scouts colonel
Niazmud Din Shah and Chitral DC Osama Ahmed Warraich for providing
their respective forces of Chitral Scouts and Levies which are
carrying out search operation.
He expressed the hope that all the remaining five dead bodies will
be recovered within a couple of days using the same tactic of
watering the avalanche in the nighttime.
Nine students of Parsan village had been hit by the snow avalanche
nine days ago in Susoom village while going back to their village
after appearing in a paper of matriculation examination.