Sost, November 7: At least three people, reportedly, went missing after a snow avalanche hit a group of labourers in the border areas of Chipursan Valley, Gojal (Hunza). Those missing include Ita’at Sha son of Haji Gul Khan (village Kil), Qurban Baig son of Qalandar Baig (Kil) and Saeed Ahmed Khan son of Sher Ali (Rashit).
The missing people are believed to be dead.
According to some reports the group of labourers comprised of 17 people . 14 are said to be safe.
The incident has reportedly taken place in Wiyeen area of Chipursan.
Up to 10 people were killed in a similar avalanche incident in Chipursan Valley in the early 90s.
The border region is difficult to reach during winters due to heavy snowfall. Rescue workers are finding it difficult to reach the affected area.