Many dead heavy snow traps drivers in Pakistan.
Written by News Room on January 9, 2022
At least 21 people have died after heavy snow trapped them in their vehicles in northern Pakistan.
The military is attempting to clear roads and rescue those still trapped near the hilltop town of Murree.
Around 1,000 vehicles were trapped on a highway during a blizzard, according to Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid.
Murree is a mountain resort town north of the capital Islamabad. Local media reported on Friday that tourists were getting stranded due to snow.
More than 100,000 cars had entered Murree in recent days to see the unusually heavy snowfall. This caused a huge traffic jam on roads leading in and out of the town, police said.
Police said at least six people had frozen to death in their cars, but it is not yet clear how others had died. Asphyxiation after inhaling fumes has been given as a possible reason.