CHITRAL: Ten passengers escaped unhurt when a snow avalanche sliding from a hillock hit a jeep seconds after they disembarked from it.

Shahid Wali of Brok village, one of the passengers, told Dawn that the vehicle got stuck on the slippery road.

In the meantime a big mass of snow started breaking from the hill. Seeing this they started disembarking from the jeep and ran towards safety.

Shahid said had the avalanche hit the vehicle with the passengers inside, all of them would have buried alive.

He said that the jeep was later on retrieved from the debris by the personnel of the Chitral Scouts, the police and the locals after hectic efforts of many hours.

Shahid said that all the passengers were going to their villages after having been quarantined in Booni for two weeks ago.

Published in Dawn, April 5th, 2020

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