Avalanches kill dozens in Pakistan-administered Kashmir

At least 55 people were killed when avalanches tore through Pakistan-administered Kashmir, bringing the death toll from a severe winter weather in Afghanistan and Pakistan to more than 130.

Imran Khan, prime minister, called in troops to help rescue efforts after avalanches destroyed at least 20 houses.

Britain’s High Commissioner said the UK was on standby to offer assistance if required.

Afghanistan and Pakistan have been buffeted by heavy snows and rains in recent days, leading to floods and landslides.

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