At least 57 people were killed and others were missing after avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir over the last 24 hours, senior government officials said on Tuesday. In neighbouring India, at least 10 people were killed after several avalanches hit the northern-part of Indian-administered Kashmir.
Experts carried out sorties to fire flares in the clouds present to enhance the process of rain. But the amount of rain experienced in the country could not be independently linked to the process.
Imran said: “The severe snowfalls and landslides in AJK have caused misery and deaths. I have asked the NDMA, the military and all our federal ministers to immediately provide all humanitarian assistance on an emergency footing to the affected people in AJK.”
Cold wave conditions subdued marginally in most parts of Punjab and Haryana with a further rise in mercury, but fog continued in many parts, weather officials said.
Several more vehicles also crashed into the truck amid dense fog around the crash scene on Highway 84 in Lubbock County, Texas, the news channel reported.
The death toll from a storm that battered Spain, Portugal and France rose to eight on Saturday as the region braced for more violent winds and heavy rain.
Heavy rain and winds toppled the cemetery's stone wall, tumbling onto several graves and tombstones that came crashing down. The fallen tombstones with Hebrew writing on them could be seen from the main street where the wall had collapsed.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has predicted that Saturday would be partly cloudy. While some coastal and eastern regions may see light rains during the day, the NCM expects relative humidity to increase during the night.
The National Centre of Meteorology expects weather over the coming five days to be humid, partly cloudy, and dusty with a probability of fog or mist formations.