22 tourists died of suffocation, heart failure, medical report says

LAHORE: All 22 tourists to the Murree tragedy died of suffocation and heart failure while trapped in their vehicles amid the blizzard, Bol News reported citing medical reports.

Bol news has obtained medical reports from the people who died, according to which they died due to extremely low temperatures and suffocation which resulted in heart failure.

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“The tourists had turned on the radiators in their vehicles to protect themselves from the cold, however, the mufflers and other outlets were clogged as they were buried in the snow, so the gases accumulating in the vehicle could not find any issue and caused suffocation and a failing heart, ”he added.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed visited a family who lost six of their members in the Murree tragedy. Sheikh Rashid offered his condolences to family members and said the government was with them in this hour of mourning.

“This is an extremely tragic incident for which we have great qualms,” he said.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has formed a seven-member committee to investigate the tragic Murree incident that left 22 people dead last week.

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Presiding over a high-level meeting at Gharial in Murree on Sunday evening, he announced that a committee headed by the additional chief secretary (Home) Punjab would submit its report in seven days (by January 17), Radio Pakistan reported. .