ISLAMABAD, April 4 (Reuters) - An
avalanche hit a Pakistani mountain village on Wednesday killing at least
four people and burying nine, taking the toll from a week of killer avalanches
to nearly 50, government officials said.
The avalanches have swept down mountains
in the Chitral region of Pakistan's Hindu Kush mountains, 280 km (175 miles)
north of Islamabad, after heavy snow was followed by rain.
The avalanche on Wednesday hit the remote
village of Birgon.
"With this, now we have a figure
of nearly 50 dead," senior police officer Ijaz Ahmed said by telephone