All tourists in Murree rescued: Chairman NDMA

Dunya News


23 die in snow-trapped cars in Murree, other northern areas

MURREE (Dunya News) – Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt. General Akhtar Nawaz on Sunday announced that all tourists trapped in the hill station have been rescued.

Talking exclusively to Dunya News, the chairman said that all tourists have been moved to safe locations and 371 people have been shifted to Army camps.

He further said that operation is underway to clear Kaldana to Barian Road where 77 cars are still trapped; however, there are no people in the vehicles as they left their cars and sought shelter somewhere else.

Lt. General Akhtar said that tourists are being facilitated and food and medicines have been given to them.

It merits mention that at least 23 people have lost their lives while being trapped in their vehicles after snowstorm in Murree and other northern areas of the country.

Resuce 1122 service has released the details of the people who have lost their lives trapped in their cars.

The soldiers of Pakistan Army assisted the civil administration in relief activities to rescue stranded tourists.