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23 dead as heavy snow lashes AJK

MUZAFFARABAD: The death toll in rain and heavy snowfall related incidents in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) has jumped to 23, while 17 others were hurt. According to the spokesman of State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), more six bodies were retrieved during rescue operation in Sargan Bagoli. With the recovery of six more bodies, the number of death toll soar to 23 including 11 women. However, 10 people still remain missing and 17 others got hurt. Relief goods such as warm clothes, daily use items are being sent to the affected areas of AJK, SDMA’s spokesman said


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