Historical buildings collapse due to heavy snowfall

ABBOTTABAD: Many historical buildings collapsed after heavy snowfall in Abbotabad on Friday.

According to details, Abbotabad district received more than one feet snow during last 18 hours which collapsed several buildings including Ex Government Transport Service (GTS) bus stand, Senior Civil Judge I building, Al-Noor Hotel, GTS canteen, roof tops of stands in Abbottabad Hockey Stadium and several others.

Heavy snowfall has paralysed life, whereas power supply to the district has been suspended while shortage of essential commodities has been reported from different areas of the district. The shops and bazaars remained closed due to snowfall.

A big collapse happened at a Alnoor Hotel and senior Civil Judge 1 building, where the top is bowed over the other side of the building and destroyed.