Landslide temporarily blocks Astore River, damages road

Landslide temporarily blocks Astore River, damages road

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With inputs by Subkhan Suhail | Photographs: Tahir Rana

Astore: A massive landslide temporarily blocked the Asotre River and destroyed a 250 feet long portion of the road on Friday, at around 4 O’clock. The river blockade continued for at least 30 minutes, before the blockade gave in, releasing the stored water.

WATCH VIDEO OF THE WATER RELEASING

Dramatic video of the collapsing of a temporary river blockade…

Dramatic video of the collapsing of a temporary river blockade caused by a landslide in Mushkin area of District Astore, Gilgit-Baltistan Video by Tahir Rana

Geplaatst door PAMIR TIMES op zaterdag 23 april 2016

According to locals, a massive landslide hit the Astore River gorge, filling it with soil and rocks, blocking the flow of the water. A portion of the road leading to Astore was also blocked. The pressure of the river water, nevertheless, broke the blockade after almost half an hour, and the stored water gushed down the valley, where it has been flowing for centuries. The locals have breathed a sigh of relief at the release of the stored water.

The local authorities have already started making efforts to repair the damaged part of the road.

The river starts flowing over the landslide debris

The river starts flowing over the landslide debris

A spillway starts developing

A spillway starts developing

Water starts gushing down through the spillway as the debris gets erods

Water starts gushing down through the spillway as the debris gives in due to fast erosion

The blockade collapses completely

The blockade collapses completely, the temporarily stored water gushes out with force

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