RAWALPINDI  - The weather has once again turned very cold due to overcast conditions and chilling winds, posing difficulties in rescue activities in Gayari sector, said a stamen issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday.

According to the statement, though the bad weather posing difficulties in rescue activities, it could not affect the pace of work at site. It noted that the excavation work was being expanded with help of men and material, adding that a probing search was carried out at three spots.

“Some life jackets, pieces of Igloo and medicines have been found at the site,” the statement noted.

It said that the items were found 600 meters from the original location. The ISPR said the items recovered showed the magnitude of destruction and nature of the avalanche. The statement said the entire process of initiation/striking down of avalanche took less than five seconds as intimated by Wapda Team Hydrological experts.