Bodies of four buried under avalanche recovered


CHITRAL: The bodies of four missing persons buried under an avalanche at Sheshi Koh valley near Gorain area have been recovered after an operation that lasted several hours.

Director General Rescue 1122 Dr Khateer Ahmad said that all the four bodies have been recovered by rescue officials after crossing the toughest and narrow terrain by foot for three hours and reached at the sight of the incident situated at high altitude of 10,000 feet above sea level.

He said that the missing persons were under the three feet heavy snow avalanche spread over about two kilo miters square feet.

Earlier, Deputy Commissioner said that four people had gone missing in an avalanche that hit them in a very far-off area of Shishi Koh valley on Saturday. These were belongs to Gujar tribe and were on their way to carry their goats from pasture.

The four, including two real brothers, had gone to a grazing ground to bring their animals back when the avalanche hit the area.

They have been identified as Momin and Amir Zada, sons of Khaista Khan, residents of Shahinoor Shishi Koh, Saad Muluk son of Bahadar Khan and Usman Khan  son of Gul Muhammad, residents of Kauti Arandu (near Pak Afghan border area).

The meadow is located at Goren Gol at the confluence of Dogdara, which touching the boundaries of Upper Dir and Chitral districts.


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