Kayani reviews rescue work at Hunza lake


May 10, 2010

HUNZA: Chief of the Army Staff Ashfaq Parvez Kiyani reviewed rescue efforts for Hunza, where a 12.08 km artificial lake was formed by a massive landslide on Jan 4, 2010.

The government of Gilgit-Baltistan had formally requested the Pakistan army to cope with the natural calamity.

The artificial lake was formed by a landslide in early January, which killed 19 people and blocked the Hunza River.

The Army Chief was also informed that the Pakistan army has started a boat service so that food and other commodities could be dispatched to the affected people.

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COMMENTS (8)

Aamir Ali | 10 years ago | Reply where is the president and prime minister on this issue ? Asleep ?
samiuddin khan | 10 years ago | Reply The government should do every possible step to spare the lives of downstream population by shifting the people to safe places... otherwise the flow of the lake can damage the lives and properties of the people of the area along with the infrastructure... Also the government should declare the whole area disastrous upto Thakot bridge and provide sufficient facilities like food and shelter as soon as possible..
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