Woman, 2 Sons Pulled Out alive From Debris After 3 Days in Pakistan

The rescue experts with heavy machinery could not reach the site due road closures and remoteness of the area.

Published: 06th April 2016 11:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th April 2016 01:28 AM   |  A+A-


PESHAWAR:  Trapped for three days, a woman and her two sons were today safely pulled out of the rubble of a house collapsed after a landslide hit a village in northwest Pakistan where heavy rains on the weekend have killed over 92 people.

However, chances of finding alive the remaining 23 other villagers trapped under debris after landslide on Monday swept away seven houses in Kandia village in Kohistan district are getting dimmer with each passing day, officials said.

During a search operation late last night, the rescue workers pulled out alive a woman named Razia and her two sons Asad and Gulzar from the rubble.

They have been shifted to Dasu Hospital and are stated to be in serious condition.

According to National disaster management authorities, more than 1,200 houses have been damaged since April 2, with roads across the mountainous north blocked.

So far, five injured people and two dead bodies had been pulled from the rubble over the last two days.

The rescue experts with heavy machinery could not reach the site due road closures and remoteness of the area.

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