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Spillway of the dammed Hunza River has been closed for more than nine days. The water level has been rising in the lake. The Frontier Works Organization (FWO), a specialized body within the Pakistan Army, has been carrying on excavation of the dammed river’s spillway. They plan to drain the river-lake in phases.
The first attempt had failed to bring any significant change in the lake level. The local people have been stranded for more than 14 months due to blockade of the Karakuram Highway, around 8 kilometer stretch of which has been caused to submerge in the lake.