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    March  30,  2016



One more dead body of student recovered from debris of avalanche

By Zahiruddin

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 19th March.

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 other day.

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.



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