Death toll from Rockslide in Mohmand KP rises to 17

Rescue workers retrieved six more bodies from the rubble

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Monitoring Desk :

The death toll in a rockslide in Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa’s Mohmand district reached 17 on Tuesday morning. Rescue workers retrieved 6 more dead bodies from the debris.

The KP’s provincial disaster management authority (PDMA) in a statement said nine injured rescued and shifted to hospital for medical treatment.

“An operation to rescue those trapped underneath the rubble is currently underway. Five ambulances and one recovery vehicle have been sent to Mohmand from Peshawar,” he said. He added that the authority was closely coordinating with the district administration and the relevant departments.

News agencies say 40 to 50 people were at the site at the time of the collapse. Usually, a large number of people work in these marble mines but luckily most of them had finished their work at the time of the collapse.

Meanwhile, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari expressed grief over the lives lost in the incident. He also called upon the provincial government to fulfill its duty by rescuing those trapped underneath the rubble and by providing the injured with medical aid.

 

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