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Probe committee completes investigation associated to Murree incident

Workers Use Heavy Machinery To Clear A Road Following A Blizzard That Started On January 7 Trapping Visitors In Vehicles Along The Roads To The Resort Hill Town Of Murree, Some 70Km Northeast Of Islamabad On January 9, 2022. — Afp
Workers use heavy equipment to clear a highway following a blizzard that began on January 7 trapping guests in automobiles alongside the roads to the resort hill city of Murree, some 70km northeast of Islamabad on January 9, 2022. — AFP

The Murree tragedy, through which 23 individuals misplaced their lives after being stranded of their automobiles as a result of heavy snow and site visitors jams, occurred because of the negligence of town administration, the five-member probe committee has revealed in its report.

According to Geo News,  sources have revealed that the committee has concluded its probe and it will likely be handing over its findings within the type of a draft to Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar tomorrow (Monday).

Sources added that following the completion of the probe — which was primarily based on interviews of victims and administrative officers — the crew has departed from Murree to Lahore.

The inquiry committee is anticipated to current its report back to the Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Monday, sources mentioned.

The probe committee ready its report after recording the statements of victims and greater than 30 officers from totally different administrative departments in Murree.

The probe has revealed that on the day of the incident, a number of snowploughs had been parked on the similar place which led to highway blockages, the executive employees was absent from obligation, whereas a blizzard warning from the metrological division was blatantly uncared for, based on sources.

On January 8, 23 individuals had died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning whereas being caught of their automobiles as hundreds of vacationer automobiles ended up being stranded in Murree as a result of heavy snowfall.

It must be recalled that following the tragic incident, the Punjab authorities had declared Murree as a calamity-hit space after heavy snowfall wreaked havoc on town.

According to the native administration of Murree, rain and blizzards had been forecast round Murree, with thunderstorms at a velocity of 50-90 kmph together with heavy snowfall.

Furthermore, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had additionally reprimanded on Thursday the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and mentioned it was liable for the Murree tragedy.