An avalanche hit the Gilgit-Baltistan region in Pakistan on Saturday, causing 10 deaths and injuring 25 people. The police reported that three women were among those killed in the Shunter Top area of Astore district. Rescue efforts began with the help of locals and later the Pakistan Army joined in. The GB Chief Secretary confirmed the incident and rescue teams are working in the affected area. The Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister expressed sadness over the loss of lives and instructed authorities to start rescue operations. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif tweeted that he was deeply saddened by the incident and called for the world to protect developing countries like Pakistan from climate change.