An avalanche in a mountainous area of northern Pakistan has killed 24 people and critically injured another.
Officials say the incident happened Thursday in the Kohistan region in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier province.
Authorities say the people were exploring mines and searching for precious stones when they were buried by the avalanche. Rescuers rushed to the site, but were only able to save one person.
Kohistan is about 350 kilometers (210 miles) northeast of Peshawar.