Attabad landslide lake: One year on, the threat is still looming – The Express Tribune

Attabad landslide lake: One year on, the threat is still looming – The Express TribuneThousands living up and down the 23-kilometre-long lake are still under threat from the lake that was created by the landslide.

Many people in Gilgit-Baltistan believe that the Attabad Lake disaster is the biggest-ever calamity to have hit the region.

“It is such a big disaster that even the region’s history is silent about it [in shock],” says Farman Karim, who lost four of his family members in the disaster. [...]

Ali Panah, a volunteer with the FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance group, said that about 120 families were still living in the Altit Camp in Hunza while nearly 50 had either taken refuge with their relatives in Gilgit or were living in rented houses in Hunza and Gilgit. “The biggest problem faced by them is lack of heating in such harsh winter,” Panah said. “None of the fuel provided by the Chinese government has been given to these Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).”

By way of compensation, the federal government provided Rs500,000 to those who died in the disaster.

via Attabad landslide lake: One year on, the threat is still looming – The Express Tribune.

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