Ghulkin, April 21: A small scale glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) has taken place this morning at a place called Yazyupk, located between Ghulkin and Hussaini, in Gojal Tehsil of Hunza – Nagar district.
Wazir Aman, a shop owner operating his business near the glacier, told Pamir Times on phone that the flood had started at around 8 in the morning and volume of water discharged has gradually increased. “When I came here in the morning to open my shop I saw the flood starting and informed the Focus people about it”, he said. He also said that a a team of Focus has reached the spot and is analyzing the situation.
Authentic information about the volume of water discharge could not be obtained. However, measurements are being taken by a geologist working for Focus, Wazir Aman informed Pamir Times.
“The flood is bringing down boulders and has muddied the water of Hunza River”, he further said. “Three and half hours have passed since the flooding started and it has not stopped yet”, he said.
The flood water has not affected any of the settled areas so far as it is passing below a bridge on the KKH, Pamir Times has learnt.
Lake formed on the Hunza River is around 10 kilometers downstream of the GLOF site.