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Foreigners evacuated from Deosai

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GILGIT: Three foreign tourists were evacuated from Deosai plains on Monday, while 86 shepherds are still missing in different areas of the world peak due to heavy snowfall during past few days.

HunzaNews, September 09th, 2014

The Gilgit-Baltistan administration and Pak Army have evacuated dozens of shepherd families, including women and children, since Friday.

An official told Dawn that three German tourists had been evacuated to Astore district, who had been marooned at Doasai for the last three days.

He said that the German nationals were trekking from Skardu to Astore via Deosai, but they were stranded by heavy snowfall and confined to their camps.

The official said that some eight people had been injured, who had been under treatment in DHQ hospital Astore, adding that some of the injured had been shifted to DHQ Gilgit in critical condition.

The official said that the rescued people informed that some 86 of their colleagues were still missing in Doasai, adding that rescue operation was under way to trace them as well. He said that rescue teams were facing difficulty due to severe cold in the area.

He said that Pak army had set up an emergency medical camp at Chilim village of Astore to treat the injured people.


Published in Dawn

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