Rawalpindi: The investigation into the Murree tragedy has entered its final phase and statements of the tragedy management and operational staff have been completed. The inquiry committee will reportedly meet the victims of the tragedy on the sixth day, today.
The investigation team will visit different areas today, and the victims will be questioned about the eyewitness account. The statements will be compared with the statements of the administration.
The Murree tragedy investigation has uncovered important revelations. Meanwhile, the Highway Mechanical Department for snow removal vehicles said that 20 of the 29 vehicles were parked at the same location in a private bank while the drivers and crew were not on duty. It was also revealed that Pakistan Meteorological (Met) Department does not have an office in the Rawalpindi district.
However, Forest Department officials failed to give a satisfactory answer to the committee regarding the wage and work conditions of the crew. The committee called for a report on staff details and responsibilities.
According to reports, the committee was informed that the warning of heavy snowfall in Murree was issued through electronic and print media while the district administration sent back about 50,000 vehicles from the entrances of Murree.
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