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  February 19, 2017


Avalanche kills seven in Chitral

Chitral Times Report

CHITRAL: An avalanche killed at least seven people in the northern portal of Lawari tunnel on Sunday, while seven injured.

The accident, which also injured seven, happened near the Lowari Tunnel, which connects the districts of Dir and Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, senior local administration official Shahab Hameed told the media.

“Efforts are also being made to pull the remaining workers out alive,” he added.

Rescue teams have rushed to the area to help travellers stranded by the avalanche and provide medical attention for the injured.

The dead bodies identified and sent to their native villages. According to a source three persons belong to Chitral while four others from Panjab province. 


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