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36 die in Pak avalanche

At least 36 people were killed when an avalanche hit several houses in Pakistan's northwest district of Kohistan, an official said on Thursday.

world Updated: Feb 18, 2010 19:58 IST

At least 36 people were killed when an avalanche hit several houses in Pakistan's northwest district of Kohistan, an official said on Thursday.

The deaths took place on Wednesday night in Saheri village, Kohistan police chief Muhammad Ilyas said. Twenty bodies have been recovered, APP reported.