Debris flow damages two cars on Babusar Road, various valleys experiencing floods in Gilgit-Baltistan

Debris flow damages two cars on Babusar Road, various valleys experiencing floods in Gilgit-Baltistan

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Monitoring Desk

Gilgit: Floods and landslides have caused widespread destruction in different parts of Gilgit-Baltistan. Photographs of two cars hit by a debris flow on the Babusar Road are being circulated on the social media.

Floods have hit Tangir Valley, Gunar Farm, Thore Valley and other parts of Diamer District. At least one person, a laborer belonging to Darel Valley, has lost his life, after getting swept away by a flood, in Gunar Farm, locals reported.

There are also reports of landslide in Pari area of Gilgit district, where the road is reportedly closed.

A four mega-watt power project in Jaglote (Guru) is reportedly threatened by a flooded glacial stream.

Rivers and streams across the region are experiencing medium to large scale floods, causing heavy damages to crops and land.

Meanwhile, the photographs below show people in Shimshal Valley securing their livestock after their land, and cattle pen, was flooded.

Locals taking their livestock out of the flooded area in Shimshal Valley

 

A man struggles to save his land and property as muddy flood water enters the area in Shimshal valley, Hunza

Locals trying to save their land in Shimshal valley

Flood water flows down the Khizerabad stream in Shimshal Valley. The flood has damaged several water channels in the area

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