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Pakistan: At least 21 dead as heavy snow traps people in cars

Al Jazeera, 09 Jan 2022
At least 21 people have died after heavy snow trapped them in their vehicles as tens of thousands of visitors thronged Pakistan’s resort town of Murree.
Most of the victims died of hypothermia, officials said. Among them was an Islamabad police officer and seven members of his family, fellow police officer Atiq Ahmed said. More than 4 feet (122cm) of snow fell in the area of the Murree Hills resort overnight Friday and early on Saturday, trapping thousands of cars on roadways, said Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed.
The bodies of nine victims of the snowstorm in Pakistan have been brought to Islamabad for funerals.

Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.

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