Snowfall record broken in Astore
Astore, February 20 (APP): Snow continued to fall in Astore including all the districts of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) region which has broken the 60 years record.
The fresh snowfall spell started on Wednesday at about 2 am in Astore and the roads were blocked for every kind of traffic. The roads between different villages of Astore were also blocked owing to the land slides.
The severe cold weather has led to the shortage of eatables and other goods specially petrol, diesel and kerosene oil. The rates of wood have also increased.
The people have called upon the authorities concerned to take stern action against the price hikers.
The power supply remained suspended due to snowfall and rain.
Executive Engineer Water and Power Karim Khan told APP that electricity supply would be restored in Astore within 24 hours.