The onset of winter in earthquake-hit Pakistani Kashmir has claimed the lives of at least two quake survivors -- the first confirmed victims of what officials fear will be a second wave of deaths from last month's disaster.
Reports from the region say with heavy rain and snow lashing the area, more than 100 people were brought to hospitals with hypothermia and respiratory diseases on Monday.
The bad weather also blocked roads and grounded helicopters carrying aid to remote areas devastated by the October eighth earthquake, which killed more than 73-thousand people and left more than three million homeless.
Pakistan's army says 14 battalions of military engineers have been working with volunteers and aid workers in 10-man teams to build shelters.
The season's first snow fell on mountains near Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistani Kashmir, and elsewhere late Saturday. Downpours and snowfalls continued today.