Death toll reaches 78, rescue, relief operation continues.


MUZAFFARABAD -- Death toll in stormy weather hit Neelum Valley of Azad Kashmir has reached to 78 as a six year old girl child Safia succumbed to her injuries at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) here on Thursday who was rescued yesterday from the area after 24 hours.

She was suffering from head injuries due to collapse of her house under the avalanche in Surgan village of upper Neelum Valley.

Safia's family including parents and 6 saplings were died when the avalanche hit their house and she was the only member of the family who was rescued alive after 24 hours from the debris of collapsed house but could survive.

Meanwhile, nine more injured including women and children have been shifted at CMH Muzaffarabad on Thursday through military choppers from the avalanches hit areas and 13 tourists have also been evacuated by the military rescue teams through helicopters who had been stuck...

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