Thu. Dec 3rd, 2020

Pictorial – Victims of recent earthquake in Rondu, Baltistan

Children of a family that has been evacuated to a tent after the earthquake struck and damaged their house

Skardu, July 14: Gilgit-Baltistan was jolted on a number of days by earthquakes measuring up to 5.2 on the Richter Scale. An immediate impact of the tremors was a flashflood in Darel Valley which left hundreds of households displaced, as their houses got washed away or damaged. At almos the same time, several houses in Rondu area of Baltistan were also cracked and damaged, leaving the families displaced. The victims are in dire need of the provincial government and the administration’s attention. These photographs can help depict the current situation in Tallu, Maliyar, Ganji and Tallu Broq localities of the Rondu valley, Baltistan.

Rondu is one of the largest valleys of Baltistan. It is home to around 65,000 people and located almost 65km away from the main Skardu Town.

A ready-to-collapse residential structure after the earthquake
Rondu: A ready-to-collapse residential structure after the earthquake
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Rondu: A damaged house 
Damaged wall of a house
Rondu: Damaged wall of a house
Children of a family that has been evacuated to a tent after the earthquake struck and damaged their house
Rondu: Children of a family that has been evacuated to a tent after the earthquake struck and damaged their house
A student wearing her uniform stand outside a tent that is now her and her family's home
Rondu: A student wearing her uniform stand outside a tent that is now her and her family’s home
A member of the Rescue 1122's survey team is being briefed about the impact of the earthquake by a local resident. The Rescue 1122 team also conducted awareness sessions in the affected region
Rondu: A member of the Rescue 1122’s survey team is being briefed about the impact of the earthquake by a local resident. The Rescue 1122 team also conducted awareness sessions in the affected region
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