Pakistan ā€“ Avalanches (Government, Local Media) (DG ECHO, UN, NGOs) (ECHO Daily Flash of 20 February 2017)

  • Two incidents of avalanche and landslides happened during the night between 17 and 18 February in district Chitral, killing eight people and injuring others.

  • In Rech valley, an avalanche killed one person and injured three others. In a landslide in Lowari tunnel, 14 people of a SAMBU company got trapped. The army, Chitral Scouts and others rescued seven, while seven others lost their lives.

  • Earlier this month, 13 people were killed and 20 homes destroyed by avalanches and heavy rain - while the death toll in neighbouring Afghanistan rose to almost 200.