| GEO Pakistan|
| 36 killed in Kohistan avalanche|
| Updated at: 1413 PST, Thursday, February 18, 2010|
KOHISTAN: At least 36 people have been killed when an avalanche hit several houses in Kohistan.
According to DPO Kohistan Muhammad Ilyas, the incident happened on Wednesday evening when an avalanche hit dozens of houses in Saheri village in Bagrodara area in tehsil Kandia.
Initial reports said that about 36 people have been killed whereas villagers have recovered 19 dead bodies. Search operation for stranded people is underway. DPO said a request has been made to commissioner Hazara division to send helicopter for rescue operation.