Army’s relief and rescue operation in full swing in Murree

Published: 04:02 PM, 8 Jan, 2022
Army officials indulging in clearing up roads in Murree which has been declared calamity-hit on Saturday after the death of 21 stranded tourists.
Caption: Army officials indulging in clearing up roads in Murree which has been declared calamity-hit on Saturday after the death of 21 stranded tourists.
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The Pakistan Army has started rescue and relief operation in Murree which has been declared calamity-hit after 21 tourists stranded on roads have been shivered to death due to hyperthermia condition, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to a press release issued by the ISPR, the Army has launched a rescue operation and started evacuating tourists marooned on the snow-covered roads of the hilly resort. It is planning to send military helicopters to evacuate the tourists.  

The ISPR said that a control division has been established at Murree Division and rescue centres have been set up at APS and Army School of Logistics Kuldana. 

According to the press release, cooked food and petrol are being provided to people and all camps have been provided with heating arrangements. 

It informed that heavy machinery from Murree Army Engineers Division and the FWO are working without any pause to assist people who are struck. Troops are out in the field, the ISPR said adding where machinery can’t reach, troops have been moved and they are clearing traffic and opening up roads.

Reporter Waqas Azeem