Voice of America: As Climate Risks Grow, Pakistani Kashmir Boosts Emergency Plans

Pakistani rescuers search for missing university students after a bridge collapsed at Kundal Shahi, Neelum district, in Pakistani Kashmir. (AFP)
Updated 16 May 2018
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Voice of America: As Climate Risks Grow, Pakistani Kashmir Boosts Emergency Plans

May 15: Voice of America states that when major floods hit Pakistan-controlled Kashmir in 2016, Jawad Hussain, a worker at the local government disaster agency, had to wait hours to receive updates on what kind of help was needed and where.

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The Washington Post: Gas explosion in Pakistan coal mine kills 4, traps 13

Updated 13 August 2018
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The Washington Post: Gas explosion in Pakistan coal mine kills 4, traps 13

August 12: The Washington Post states that Police in Pakistan say a methane gas explosion in a coal mine has killed at least four miners and trapped 13 others. Local police official Wajeet Khan says the blast happened Sunday in the village of Sanjdi, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Quetta.

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