PM grieved over death toll in Murree; orders inquiry

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PM grieved over death toll in Murree; orders inquiry

ISLAMABAD, Jan 8 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday expressing his shock and grief at the tragic deaths of tourists in Murree, ordered an inquiry and regulations to avert such tragedies in the future.

In a tweet, the prime minister observed that heavy snowfall and a huge rush of tourists caught the district administration unprepared.

“Shocked & upset at tragic deaths of tourists on road to Murree.  Unprecedented snowfall & rush of ppl (people) proceeding without checking weather conditions caught district admin unprepared. Have ordered inquiry & putting in place strong regulation to ensure prevention of such tragedies,” he posted on his twitter handle.

According to reports, over a dozen stranded tourists including women and children froze to death after an overnight blizzard pummeled the hilly resort.