Heavy snowfall and avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir have left at least 57 people dead over the last 24 hours as authorities struggle to clear and reopen highways and evacuate people to safer places.
Two officials said Tuesday many villagers were still stranded in the avalanches in the Neelum valley area following heavy rains that also triggered landslides. Many people were reported missing and feared dead as rescue efforts got underway, the officials said.
Much of the damage struck southwestern Baluchistan province. Imran Zarkon, chief of provincial disaster management, said 14 died there in 24 hours, mainly when roofs collapsed amid heavy snowfall.
The divided Himalayan region has witnessed heavy snowfall in recent days, and power cuts have been reported. Emergency services said they were struggling to provide food and other items to snow-hit areas.
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