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25 dead in Kohistan landslide, Karakoram Highway still closed

Kohistan: At least twenty five people have been dead in Kohistan landslide.

According to details, Karakoram Highway continued to close on seventh day.

Landslide in Kandia in Kohistan left as many as 25 people including thirteen women dead while natives are also moving to safe places.

Work in progress to remove debris from closed road after heavy rains and landslide in different areas.

The local authorities have also expressed possible risk of food lack in rain and storm-hit locations.

Many trees fell down due to landslide in Shangla’s Koch Karshat.

The heavy rains have led to storm and land sliding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, blocking land links of several areas.

According to Frontier Works Organisation northern areas in Pakistan have experienced worst landslides and rainstorms since 1979 while rescue operations have been conducted to restore roads and rescue the residents.

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