Downstream villages evacuated as Attabad water level rises

Express May 25, 2010


Authorities have evacuated more downstream villages as water level in the Attabad lake continues to rise and a breach seems imminent.

Different organisations involved in monitoring the lake have been providing contradictory figures regarding the top difference between the spillway and water level in the lake.

However, the administration of Hunza Nagar claimed there is a difference of 11 feet.

Officials said the water will be spilling out of the lake in another three to four days at a level of 210 cusecs. Adding to this, glaciers are expected to melt due to hot weather.

Meanwhile, residents of Hunza nagar, Gilgit, Diamirand Chalas have been shifted to safer places.


Bilal Ahmad | 13 years ago | Reply Dears... I am a student of International Islamic University Islamabad And in 2005 i performed in Balakot volunteerly for 6Days and now in this bad situation once again i want to perform my duty, so i am always with you people and if any Organization/NGO support me for this Activity so i must go to hunza volunteerly. thank u Cell:0345-9045747
Meer Abdul Qayyum Babar | 13 years ago | Reply Pakistan is doomed by invertebrate, carnivore and impudent political leadership, busy devouring the assets and esteem of its peoples, flouting law, and leaving the calamity struck residents of Hunza Valley in destitution and hopelessness. Our filthy rich leaders can plan: (a) to sell wheat at low price and re-buy at high price. (b) to stock sugar and create scarcity in the country. This disaster could have been diluted, if not averted, had the efforts started in January, when damming had occurred due to landsliding. What benefit would it bring to our leaders if they waste time on people of Hunza. Die they will, if they must - just destiny! Their children, their money and their assets are safe in States or in Europe. Why would they waste time on Gilgit disaster. Dear Bretheren of Pakistan, If we keep electing such people, we will be sold in wholesale. There's still time to repent. Your vote is your destiny, weigh it, evaluate the candidate and cast vote in favour of the one with the best character. Please rise above cast and creed. Politicians have always cursed Armed Forces for their failures. Its only Armed Forces which appeared as the saviours, whether it was Swat, Waziristan or Ataabad Lake affectees. May Allah empower the officials of National Disaster Management Authority, the NGOs, the volunteers and the local persons engaged in the relief mission. May Allah shower his Mercy and blessings on all those who are facing this hard time. I am sure the wicked will vanish and Pakistan will blossom again restoring heavenly bliss to the great people of Gilgit Bultistan, Ameen!
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