One killed, two injured in avalanche

CHITRAL: One person was killed and two other sustained injuries when an avalanche set off by heavy snowfall slammed into the Suraj Bala village in Rech valley of upper Chitral on Saturday morning.

Former Nazim of the Union Council Khot, Imran Ali Shah, said Nazak Wali Shah was killed while two other people identified as Azam Khan and Qurban Sharif sustained injuries who were retrieved by local volunteers from the snow. Mr Shah said that a large number of wheat bags were wasted when roof of a warehouse collapsed in Zondgram valley. He said all the main roads and link roads remained closed due to heavy snowfall and land sliding in the valley. He said roads blockage had caused a severe food shortage in the area.–Radio TNN