Heavy winter weather claims dozens of lives in Pakistan and Afghanistan
In Pakistan and Afghanistan as a result of severe winter weather dozens of dead cases. Large parts of both countries are covered with a thick layer of snow, and avalanches make for dangerous situations.
In the north of Afghanistan fell nineteen killed and seventeen injured in avalanches, collapsed houses and traffic accidents.
In the northern Pakistani region of Chitral fell nine dead, including seven children, when an avalanche is a small village overwhelmed. Certainly fourteen people are still missing. For their life is feared.
Difficult to reach
Many villages and towns are cut off from the outside world. Due to the bad weather, rescuers difficult to the affected areas. In the Afghan capital Kabul is in public life, almost silent. All government buildings are closed.