Army completes rescue and relief Operation in Chaghi

05 Feb, 2017 2:18 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – The armed forces have on Sunday completed rescue and relief Operation in Chaghi and rescued all 108 stranded travelers.

In a statement issued by the ISPR, the Frontier Corps (FC) assisted the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) overnight to rescue all 108 stranded travelers and shifted to Noshki.

Meanwhile, in village Sher Shal, Garam Chashma, Chitral FC troops are assisting civil administration and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for rescue of individuals who came under snow slide last night. So far 13 dead bodies have been recovered and several injured taken out.

An FC soldier Irshad embraced martyrdom while six others injured when a Chitral scout post came under slide in Pishotan, Kandao, Arandu. Soldiers have been rescued early morning.

Army helicopter will supply relief items and expedite relief operations.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Wamar Javed Bajwa had directed maximum assistance to NDMA, PDMA and local administrations for timely and effective rescue/relief effort in snow hit areas.

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