The Ismaili: Fatal landslide in Hunza Valley threatens to flood villages

Camps setup in Altit for displaced families theismaili.orgA massive landslide in the Hunza Valley on 4 January damaged and buried the villages of Attabad Payeen, Attabad Bala and Sarat in the northern Pakistan territory of Gilgit-Baltistan, killing at least 19 people and rendering over 250 families homeless.

Debris and boulders from the landslide have blocked the Hunza River and the Karakorum Highway, the main transportation route in the area. Rising water levels present a growing threat to neighbouring villages both upstream and downstream from the disaster area, and some 20 000 people in the upper part of the valley have been cut off from their major supply route, threatening a shortage of food and other necessities.

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Author: ismailimail

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