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Death toll in Pakistan's Murree snowfall surges to 23, thousands of stranded tourists evacuated

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  • 9th January, 2022 07:04:07 PM
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Death toll in Pakistan's Murree snowfall surges to 23, thousands of stranded tourists evacuated

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The death toll from heavy snowfall in Pakistan's Murree has surged to 23 on Sunday as the forces evacuate over a thousand tourists from the affected area, reported local media.

Hundreds of tourists have been transported to safe localities so far by the Islamabad police and continued the evacuation operation at full pace, ARY News quoted Inspector General Islamabad Muhammad Ahsan Younas.

Younas has inspected the progress of the ongoing evacuation operation for stranded citizens in Murree and more than 1500 police officers were deployed to take part in the evacuation operation that will be continued till the safe return of the last tourists from Murree.

On Saturday, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar declared Murree calamity hit the area. The Chief Minister also imposed a state of emergency in hospitals, police stations, and rescue services.

Source: ANI