Flood disasters continue in Gilgit-Baltistan, roads under water

Flood disasters continue in Gilgit-Baltistan
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Flood disasters continue in Gilgit-Baltistan, floods caused by the bursting of a glacial lake have wreaked havoc across the region, damaging around 10 houses and 2 shops and destroying 2 vehicles and a motorcycle in Yasin valley of Ghazar district.

The roads leading to the valley were also submerged, the flood washed away standing crops, maize fields, cherry and apricot orchards, damaged 3 canals which are the main source of irrigation and drinking water for many residents, and many people had to take shelter in places of worship.

The district administration has started relief activities in the affected areas, food and other essential items have also been dispatched.

Ghulam Muhammad, a senior minister of Gilgit-Baltistan government from Yasin Valley, said that all possible steps are being taken to provide relief to the people in the affected areas who are suffering from water shortage, the work of rehabilitation of communication roads has also been started on an emergency basis.

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The water level in the Gilgit River also rose to dangerous levels after high levels of flooding occurred in various canals of Ghazar.

People living on the banks of the river have been asked to be alert, as high-level floods have also caused damage in various drains in Skardu, Ghanche and Shagar.

Earlier, due to Flood disasters continue in Gilgit-Baltistan, the Jaglot-Skardu road was closed after a landslide in the Rondo area, severe flooding in the river channels at Duro Kariku in Skardu damaged thousands of trees, fertile land and crops.

The residents urged the government to provide immediate financial relief as they depend on agriculture for their livelihood.

Ghanche Deputy Commissioner Ameer Azam Hamza said that the flood has damaged crops and trees and many roads in the district have also been closed, the administration is working to restore traffic using heavy machinery.

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