One more dead body of student recovered from debris of avalanche
CHITRAL: The dead body of yet another student was recovered
here on Wednesday buried under the snow avalanche in Susoom village
of Karimabad valley while four bodies are still lying under the
debris out of nine.
Member of zilla council from Karimabad, Muhammad Yaqoob told
Chitral Times by telephone that the body of one Fayaz Ali
Shah son of Subhan Shah was recovered in the afternoon when his
coat appeared below the snow and his body surface when a thin layer
of snow was removed from the point.
He said that the directing of water into the avalanche mass has
worked well which causes the iced snow to melt down and three dead
bodies could be retrieved in this method and it will continue.
He said that the body of yet another student is expected to be
recovered for which hectic efforts are in progress as another body
has been spotted under the snow ice and it was a sensitive process
to retrieve the body without impairing it.
Mr. Yaqub said that the search work was not closed for the day in
the evening but it has been decided to carry it on in the night for
which flood lights have been arranged.
The personnel of NDMA, Chitral Scouts, police, Chitral Levies and
local volunteers are busy in search operation for recovering the
bodies of nine students who were buried under the snow when they
going back from school after appearing in grade-9 examination on
Meanwhile, the commandant of Chitral Scouts, colonel Nizamud Din
Shah visited the village on Wednesday and reviewed the progress of
search operation and distributed the cash compensation announced by
the general officer commanding of Pak Army , Maj Gen Nadir Khan the
Talking to Chitral Times , he expressed his satisfaction over the
mode and speed of search operation and expected the recovery of all
the remaining three bodies within a couple of day and appreciated
those who braved the chilly winds of the area.
He said that Pak Army and Chitral Scouts will remain present in the
area till the recovery of last dead body and will provide all
possible relief to the affected people to mitigate their suffering.
He also distributed warm beddings and food items on this occasion
among the affected people of Parsan and Susoom village.