Hundreds of tourists trapped as landslide blocks several roads in Skardu

21 Jul, 2015 6:56 pm

SKARDU (92 News) – Hundreds of tourists were trapped in Skardu due to blockage of roads after landslide incidents at different places on Tuesday.

A six-member team of foreign mountaineers climbing up Broad Peak was trapped in the avalanche.

Three tourists belong to America. Two each are British and Indian national while one is a Japanese.

The injured Pakistani mountaineer Samina Baig is also in the base camp.

According to reports, a mountaineer is missing while others are waiting to be rescued.

Meanwhile, a lake made of a glacier broke at Shagar Wazirpur.

The lake water entered the residential areas and destroyed several areas.

The local administration has sought the help of Pak Army.

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