Mayun Landslide: 20 families evacuated from a village of Hunza Valley

Mayun Landslide: 20 families evacuated from a village of Hunza Valley

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The boxed area, according to local people, is sliding down in Mayun village of Hunza

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Hunza, September 28: Constant landslide at Mayun village of Hunza Valley has forced the local people to evacuate 20 families, around 180 people, from their houses to safer locations within the village, local people informed the media.

The Mayun village, located opposite of the world famous Rakaposhi peak, across the Hunza River, is faced with a major landslide threat as a results of cracks developed in the mountain above. The landslide has already destroyed a water channel and power pylons, creating scarcity of drinking and irrigation water in the neighboring Hussainabad village.

The Mayun Landslide has been categorized as dangerous by the Geological Survey of Pakistan and other organizations.

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