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Pakistan: Avalanche in Gilgit-Baltistan leaves 10 people dead Pakistan Avalanche
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Pakistan: Avalanche in Gilgit-Baltistan leaves 10 people dead

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 May 2023, 06:16 pm

At least 10 people died when a snow avalanche hit  Astore district of Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan on Saturday, media reports said.

The incident left 26 others hurt.

Confirming the report, Deputy Inspector General of Police for Diamer-Astore Division Tufail Mir said a control room has been set up in the district to facilitate rescue operations and recover people from under the debris, reports Geo News.

Rescue team reached the spot after the mishap.

They are trying to pull out those trapped under debris.

Army helicopter and a team of doctors, ambulance and rescue teams have also reached the spot and attempts are being made to recover people trapped under the snow, reports Geo News.