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Heavy rain, snowfall brings life to a halt in GB

Heavy torrential rain and snowfall for the last three days have paralyzed routine life in Gilgit Baltistan.

People are facing great difficulties to reach their respective destinations due to closure of roads.

The land sliding and avalanches have resulted in blockages of link roads and the Karakoram Highway (KKH) at several points and people have been requested to avoid travelling on KKH for the next 24 hours due to avalanches at various places.

Gilgit Baltistan Disaster Management Authority (GBDMA) spokesperson told media that due to heavy rain and snowfall, KKH had been blocked at Lal Pari and Kohistan area but authorities were trying their best to reopen this busy road.

Meanwhile, two passengers were injured due to rock falling near Kohistan.

Electricity supply to many parts of Gilgit-Baltistan remained disrupted for the last 24 hours due to heavy rain and snowfall.

Web. Heavy rain, snowfall brings life to a halt in GB. Daily Times, January 26, 2017.

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