Pakistan snowstorm: at least 16 tourists died, hundreds still stranded

The tourists, stuck in a traffic jam, suffered a “food crisis” after being stranded, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said in a video statement on Saturday.

Rashid added that the government had called on the military and civilian armed forces for emergency rescue operations for “nearly a thousand” still stranded vehicles.

Murree is a seaside resort northeast of the capital Islamabad.

All roads leading to Murree will be closed to tourists and only open to people providing assistance to those still stranded, the minister added.


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