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Two schoolchildren killed, nine missing in Pakistan avalanche

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Islamabad, March 20, AZERTAC

Pakistani rescuers on Sunday found the bodies of two schoolchildren hit by an avalanche in the mountainous northwest, while nine more remain buried beneath the snow, according to Pakistani media.

The disaster struck on Saturday afternoon near the village of Susom, some 40 kilometers north of the town of Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, local police station chief Sultan Baig told journalists.

Parents and authorities started searching for the ninth graders when they did not return from school.

Gulu Kangarli

Special correspondent

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