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Two persons of PTCL still missing under avalanche at Lawari top

A man and his son working for the PTCL are reported killed after an avalanche buried them
Gul Hamaad Faroqi
CHITRAL
Rescue operation by local volunteers and youth from Gujar tribe continue on second day to recover dead bodies of two persons who were hit by avalanche at Lawari top. A man and his son working for the PTCL are reported killed after an avalanche buried them on near Lowari top on Chitral side. SHO police station Ashriat Inspector Abdul Muzzafar Shah told this scribe on phone from AShriat the nearest police station to Lawari top that Noor Uddin and his son Ubaidullah, residents of Naghra in Drosh, were working as watchmen of the PTCL tower on the Lowari top.
They were hit by an avalanche near the top of the snow-bound pass when they were going to work at PTCL tower at Lawari top. He said that his son in law survived miraculously and success to reach PS Ashriat who informed police and they started rescue operation from Thursday which is still continue but due to bad weather and rain it creates hurdles in the way of rescue.
But independent sources revealed on phone from Lawari top that no rescue team officially has been sent to the area except local volunteers.
Hajji Enzar Gul elder of Gujar tribe told this scribe from Lawari top that he requested his tribe and so many youth reached on the spot on volunteer basis to rescue these missing persons.
He lamented apathy of Pakistan Telecommunication company limited (PTCL) that nobody has reached on the spot nor they supporting the volunteers groups who trying to rescue these missing persons.
Enzar Gul appeal to the federal and provincial government, as well as district administration for deputing trained rescue officials as well as Focus humanitarian to send their skilled persons to rescue these two missing persons from avalanche at Lawari top. They demanded for arranging excavator and other machineries to help them for recovering these two missing persons.
Expert told this scribe that there is no chance to recover them live from avalanche after passing 24 hours in freezing weather.



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