Continued landsliding at Attabad

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PT Report

Gilgit, July 9: At least 13 single-day incidents of boulder falls and landslides near spillway of the Hunza Lake raised fears of blockage of the spillway today. Water level kept rising and falling in the upstream valley as the landslide triggered waves in the lake.

11 inches increase in level of the lake water was reported by astonished and afraid local people.

“Huge clouds of dust have covered the entire region”, a local man told Pamir Times on phone. “The water level keeps rising and falling and we just can not understand what is happening”, he said.

In the meanwhile hundreds of Attabad and Sarat IDPs continued a protest demonstration near the lake barrier, waiting for chief minister of Gilgit – Baltistan to arrive at the spot and address their demands. The chief minister, however, did not visit the area even on third day of the risky demonstration.

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