Pakistan

21 die in Murree as govt deploys Pakistan Army to rescue stranded tourists amid heavy snowfall

The federal government has deployed the personnel of the Pakistan Army and other civil-armed forces for rescue operations as 21 tourists died in their vehicles in Murree due to heavy snowfall in the hill station.

All the routes in Murree were blocked after thousands of vehicles entered the city, leaving the tourists helpless on the roads.

In a video message, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Saturday said Murree had “seen a huge number of tourists after 15-20 years”, and due to that, a crisis took place.

Rasheed said the government was forced to close the road from Islamabad to Murree. “Islamabad and Rawalpindi’s commissioners, deputy commissioners, police, are carrying out rescue operations.”

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