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CM Punjab Usman Buzdar in Murree to oversee rescue operation



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MURREE:– Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar on Sunday arrived in Murree to review the rescue operation in the area after 23 people died in their snow trapped cars.

According to details, the chief minister will also visit the snowstorm hit areas and will also be briefed on the rescue operation.

Preliminary report of the tragic incident has also been presented to Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.

As per sources, the report submitted to the Punjab chief minister said that Murree has the capacity to park 32,000 vehicles, while more than 72,000 vehicles entered Murree on Thursday.

The report also stated that the tourists parked their vehicles on the side of the roads after parking space ended.

It merits mention that at least 23 people have lost their lives while being trapped in their vehicles after snowstorm in Murree and other northern areas of the country.

The soldiers of Pakistan Army also assisted the civil administration participated in relief activities to rescue the stranded tourists.

All tourist in Murree rescued: Chairman NDMA

Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt. General Akhtar Nawaz on Sunday announced that all tourists trapped in the hill station have been rescued.

Talking exclusively the chairman said that all tourists have been moved to safe locations and 371 people have been shifted to Army camps.

He further said that operation is underway to clear Kaldana to Barian Road where 77 cars are still trapped; however, there are no people in the vehicles as they left their cars and sought shelter somewhere else.

Lt. General Akhtar said that tourists are being facilitated and food and medicines have been given to them

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