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Pakistan Extreme Weather Death Toll at 83

Snow covers areas of Kundalshahi, in Neelum Valley, Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Jan. 14, 2020.

Extreme weather in parts of Pakistan over the last three days has caused at least 83 deaths, while dozens of other people are injured and some are still missing.

A spokesman for the National Disaster Management Authority, Brigadier Waseem ud Din, told VOA’s Urdu Service most of the deaths have been reported in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir due to heavy snow that caused avalanches.

Senior officials in Pakistani Kashmir said at least 62 people have died there, 39 of them in two avalanches. In Balochistan province, at least 20 people have died due to heavy rains, while one person died in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com