Saturday, January 08, 2022

16 Die of Harsh Weather-Related Incidents in Pakistan - Tasnim News Agency

Weather-Related Incidents in Pakistan

(Tasnim) – Incidents related to harsh weather across Pakistan have killed at least 16 people and injured several others since Friday evening, local media reported on Saturday.

Local media quoting official sources reported that a roof of a house collapsed due to heavy snowfall in the Dargudroo village of the Upper Dir district of northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, leaving five dead, Xinhua news agency reported.

The deceased included a mother and her four children who were sleeping.

At least three people lost their lives in three different incidents of landslides in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa caused by rains that started earlier this week.

The eastern Punjab province also reported four deaths and five injuries in four different accidents that happened due to continuous rains in the districts of Gujranwala, Gujrat and Chiniot.

Heavy rainfalls also caused roof collapse incidents in different areas of southwest Balochistan province, leaving at least four people dead and over a dozen others wounded.

The torrential rains have reportedly damaged more than 500 houses in different areas of Balochistan, forcing hundreds to take shelter at safe places.

According to official figures, the torrential rains have affected over 10,000 people in 41 villages in different areas of the Gwadar and Kech districts of Balochistan during the past five days.

The rains have also cut off the road link to 22 villages and damaged 1,786 houses only in Gwadar district, added the official figures.

Earlier on Friday, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan sought a report from the Balochistan government on the damage caused by the recent rains and directed the National Disaster Management Authority to immediately provide relief to the affected people.

Troops of the Pakistan army, navy and paramilitary Frontier Corps have been shifting affected people to safe places with relief goods, added the reports. 



  1. At least 21 people have died after heavy snow trapped them in their vehicles in northern Pakistan.

    Many tourists had travelled to Murree to see the unusual amount of snow but around 1,000 cars became stranded in a blizzard.

  2. At least 21 people have died after heavy snow trapped them in their vehicles in northern Pakistan.

    As many as 1,000 vehicles became stranded as would-be tourists reportedly rushed to view the winter snowfall in the hilltop town of Murree.

    A policeman, his wife and their six children, as well as another family-of-five, are among the dead, according to local emergency services Rescue 1122.

    The military is attempting to clear roads and rescue those still trapped.

    Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said the crisis had been caused by the number of people travelling to the area, north of the capital Islamabad. More than 100,000 cars had arrived in the colonial-era town in recent days, with social media in Pakistan flooded with pictures of people enjoying the snow.

    But by Friday, local media reported that tourists were getting stranded. On Saturday, the heavy snow and increase in vehicles prompted authorities to declare the region a disaster zone.


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