In pictures: Stranded people evacuated after landslide on Gilgit-Skardu road

Approximately 100 metres of road comes under heavy slide blocking it completely at Chamachou


News Desk March 11, 2021
FWO troops served hot meals to all families struck due to landslide. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) on Thursday evacuated stranded people after the Gilgit-Skardu road in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) was blocked due to a landslide.

The FWO team with engineering equipment immediately moved to the affected area and evacuated people to a safer area while meals were served to all families struck due to the slide.

According to details, approximately 100 metres of the road came under heavy slide blocking the road completely at Chamachou site.

Temporary field medical camps have been established and pedestrian crossing has also been set up to facilitate the move.

The FWO is assisting the civil administration for opening the road which will take considerable time due to heavy slide.

 

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