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Trapped in vehicles, 21 tourists freeze to death after heavy snowfall in Pakistan’s Murree

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Market Desk onlinePakistan’s popular hill station Murree was declared a calamity-hit area on Saturday after at least 21 people, including 9 children, froze to death in their vehicles due to unprecedented snowfall and rush of tourists to the picturesque town in Punjab province.

Nine kids among dead, around 1,000 cars stuck on hill station, PM Imran Khan says ‘shocked and upset’

All the routes in Murree in Rawalpindi district were blocked after thousands of vehicles entered the city, leaving the tourists helpless on the roads.

In addition to the army, paramilitary forces have been deployed in the rescue operation.

On Friday night, the government announced that all roads leading to Murree station would be closed to prevent tourists from traveling.

Popular Pakistani media Dawn reported that it started snowing in Murree on Tuesday. Thousands of tourists flocked there. Many are stranded on the streets due to the large number of tourists.

Pakistani officials have not yet commented on the cause of death.

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