Murree Death Snow Fall 8 People Died in Car, Visiting Murree
The Prime Minister of Pakistan has ordered an investigation. The incident and has imposed strong regulation measures. He has also dispatched the Interior Minister of the country to the area to oversee the rescue operations. The government is determined to prevent such tragedies. Meanwhile, In the meantime, the road has closed for three days, preventing the evacuation of the stranded people.
Several media outlets have reported that 19 tourists kill in a snowstorm in Murree. The prime minister has already arrived in the area to oversee the rescue operation. There were reports of hundreds of vehicles stuck in the town for more than 24 hours. Traffic police are still trying to bring all the vehicles out of the town, but many people have condemned the government for handling the situation poorly.
Thousands of people have posted on social media. Expressing their sadness over the deaths of innocent people. Some have also criticized the authorities for not rescuing. The tourists in time and condemned the online sharing of heartbreaking videos taken from the tourist site. In a statement released after the incident. The army said that all stranded people will move to five army relief camps across the Murree Division.
The military has established relief centers the Army School of Technicians Barian, the Military college Murree, Jika Gali, and APS Kuldana. The station supply depot Sunny Bank close due to the heavy snowfall and heavy rain. Engineers have rushed to the area to remove the stranded people.
The Punjab government declared the hill station a calamity, and all rescue services have ordered to increase their operations. The city is under a state of emergency, and the emergency relief commissioner has declared a state of emergency. As of now, the biggest challenge is evacuating the population. Meanwhile, people are still snapping selfies and taking pictures despite the severe weather conditions.
The worst part is that they are unaware of the situation because it’s so cold and there’s no heat to make them understand how dangerous it is. The eight people who died in the Muree incident has found inside four cars, and all eight were either buried or frozen to death.
Heavy snowfall began on Monday, which made it difficult for rescuers to access the area. As a result, the roads to Murree close until Sunday night, with no way to access them on foot. And the worst part? The snowfall in Murree has been heavy for the last few months. The city received about four to five feet of snow in the past week alone. And despite the snow, people were still taking selfies. It isn’t clear how serious the situation is in the area, and it is very sad.
Helicopter dispatched to the area:
The incident has prompted an immediate response by the authorities. With additional resources and a helicopter dispatched to the area. The prime minister has also ordered a detailed investigation into the incident and called for the government to step up its disaster preparedness and protect the public. As many as 20 people were suspected to have been trapped in the car. The government has been unable to make decisions quickly.
The Prime Minister has expressed his shock at the deaths of eight people in a snowstorm in Murree. He has ordered an investigation and has ordered the establishment of strong regulations to prevent tragedies from occurring in the future. He has also mobilized the army to clear the roads. The search and rescue operation has due to darkness and lack of power. The meteorological department has forecast a new snowstorm for Saturday.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan has called for the government to make preparations for the snowfall in Murree. Hundreds of vehicles have been brought back to the town since the incident. In addition, the local residents are providing warm clothing, blankets, food, and other supplies to the people who are stranded. The authorities also call for the help of the military and civil armed forces for rescue operations.
Chief Minister has ordered more resources to the area:
The chief minister has ordered more resources to the area, and a helicopter has been sent there. He also stated that the incident was a “massive tragedy” and that he would call for a strong response. The federal government has also urged local authorities to halt road work to the area until the situation stabilized. However, the government hasn’t done this. This has left residents stranded and are looking for a place to stay.
Despite the death toll, the government has acted quickly to ensure the safety of the people in Murree. The Chief Traffic Officer has banned the entry of vehicles into the town. The city’s traffic authorities have also imposed tighter regulations on cars. These measures have helped ensure the safety of the public. The government has promised to appoint a special team to investigate the incident and to ensure its prompt resolution.
Officials are still trying to save the stranded vehicles. However, the road has closed for hours. The government has rescued at least eight people but has yet to give names. The rest of the eight were stranded for several hours. The victims’ relatives included the husband and father of the deceased tourist. A PML-N president has also vowed to order an inquiry into the incident.
The PML-N president also questioned:
The government has criticized the way it handled the tourists and the lack of preparation. The PML-N president has also questioned the responsibility of the police. Shehbaz Sharif tweeted, “These deaths are tragic, and the death toll could be even higher.” The PPP Vice-President Sherry Rehman said the deaths were “heartbreaking” and urged. The country to take immediate action to address the tragedy.
The police have been busy helping those stuck in traffic. In Murree, the snowfall stranded more than a thousand vehicles. Hundreds of travelers were forced to cancel their plans for the day. In addition, flights to the area delayed. In addition, the police had banned the entry of more cars. The incident caused huge traffic jams and the authorities had to send a helicopter to the scene.