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Over 40 killed, many displaced as heavy rains, snowfall hit Pakistan -

Over 40 killed, many displaced as heavy rains, snowfall hit Pakistan

As Pakistan is going through its first spell of heavy rainfall and snow of the new year, the country has reported more than 41 deaths with hundreds of people displaced and many houses damaged, Pakistani officials said on Saturday.

Over 40 people have been killed and dozens of others injured in various incidents related to heavy downpours and extremely cold weather since Friday, Nouman-ul-Haq, an official from the National Disaster Management Authority, told Xinhua.

In a mishap, 22 people, including nine children, froze to death in vehicles stranded in snow in the country's north Murree region as thousands of tourists flocked to the resort area to enjoy snowfall, which created a big management crisis, said the official, adding that entry of tourists to the hill station would be banned for the next two days.

Around 1,000 cars of tourists have been stuck in Murree as authorities launched a full-fledged operation to rescue the stranded people, with locals providing them food and blankets to help them combat the chilly weather.

At least 20 others were killed in other parts of Pakistan owing to extreme weather conditions, the official said.



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