13 victims of the Attabad disaster burried

by Zulfiqar Ali Khan & Noor

Hunza, January 5: Thirteen victims of the landslide catastrophe, mostly women and children, were buried today in presence of thousands of mourners in Aliabad, Hunza.

Burial ceremony was also attended by speaker GBLA, Wazir Baig, GBLA member Mutabitat Shah, Commander of FCGB, home secretary GB and General (r) Farooq Ahmed, chairman NDMA, among others.

The death toll is likely to increase as nine to ten people are, reportedly, still missing.

Search and rescue operations are going on at the disaster site with help of Paksitan Army, local administration, Ismaili volunteers, local residents and trained S&R experts of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance.

Work on the removal of debris from the KKH is pending due to the continuous rock falls and landslide.

The Hunza River has been converted into a dam and poses serious threat to the low-lying villages of Gojal valley, especially Aayin Abad ward of Shishkat and some parts of Gulmit.

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  1. May Allah rest all the souls in their eternity.
    this is a terrible disastrous situation, our condolences with the missing family members.

  2. Inna LiLLahi wa Inna Ilaihi Rajioon
    It is such a sad and shocking news that I cant express in words. It is unfortunate that despite the fact that risks were well known but remained unheeded. There is no any way for doing damage control and things would have been far better if precautionary measures were taken at the outset.

    Anyhow, as I said, it is a great loss to the entire area let alone the immediate family members and the village. May Allah bless the departed souls with eternal peace and give strehnght and fortittude to the bereaved families to withstand this huge loss(Aamin).

    With prayers and personal regards,

    Sultan Ahmed

  3. very sorry to hear the tragic incident of sarat (attabad) hunza. our sympathies, love and prayers are with the families suffering losses. we pray, Allah almighty bless the souls of deceased ones in eternal peace and bestow courage to the grieved familes.

  4. I live in USA for long time, but when i was in a college every year in my summer vication i visited to HUNZA to enjoy the Nature and thanks to my Aallah . and I hered the news about land slide ,i felt sorry for those who lost there life. I pray Oh Lord please be kind and send the Rhamah My Hunza peoples. Aameen.Jawed.

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