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Pakistan : Avalanche : 2005/12/28

GLIDE:  AV-2005-000214-PAK

Duration 2005/12/28
Country or District Pakistan
Name Avalanche
Outline An avalanche in north-west Pakistan has killed at least 24 people who were digging for gemstones on 28 December 2005, officials say.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters AlertNet 2005/12/30
An avalanche in northwestern Pakistan caused by an earthquake aftershock has killed 24 people, police said on Friday. Those killed in Wednesday's avalanche were villagers who had been digging for gemstones on a remote mountainside in Kohistan, a district of North West Frontier Province.

BBC NEWS 2005/12/30
Police said it took two days for locals to bring them news of Tuesday's deaths in remote Kohistan district.