Gilgit, June 21: Controlled blasting of some boulders hindering water flow through spillway of the Hunza River lake is likely to start today or tomorrow. FWO workers repaired an access route initially constructed for digging up a spillway was repaired today.
Water cannons and controlled, safe, blasts are two major tools to be used for expansion of the spillway, according to information obtained by Pamir Times.
In the meanwhile five more houses were dismantled in Shishkat and Gulmit and as many were given early warning for evacuation to safer places due to the risk posed by water rise in the lake.
Two houses in lower Ghulkin have also been declared at risk.