Another GLOF!! This Time in Ghulkin

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An unsettled part of Ghulkin village is flooded. Dozens of cattle have been killed, agricultural and non-agricultural land destroyed. According to reports received from various sources an unsettled part of Ghulkin village, called Chut Ghosth, has been flooded by huge amount of water emanating from a nearby glacier. The glacier serves as a natural boundary between Borith village and Ghulkin.

The additional DC of Hunza/Nagar district visited the GLOF site to see for himself the damage caused by flooding of Chut Ghost ward of Ghulkin village. He was accompanied by other officials of the local administration. He said that he would present a detailed report to the Chief Secretary and inform him about the loss of property.

Representatives of the local administration were also informed about the presence of an even larger glacial lake that can endanger the entire Ghulkin village, in case of similar outburst. Appeals have been made to the higher authorities to devise strategies to lessen the danger to human lives and property, if God forbids, such a situation emreges in the future.

A similar Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) had struck Passu valley, almost three months ago. Read about the Passu GLOF (Click on the link below)

http://pamirtimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/11/preparedness-beyond-prayers/

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