Hunza: The discharge of water from the Shishper glacier has increased, flooding the Hassanabad Nallah, and fully cutting off a portion of the strategic Karakoram Highway at Hassanabad village.
Hunza district administration has closed KKH for all types of traffic in order to avoid any untoward situation. Light traffic can use the alternate route through Nagar SAS valley.
The water discharge had reportedly trippeled, increasing from 780 Cusecs to 2350 Cusecs.
According to an official communique, AD DDMA Hunza along with emergency response team of Rescue 1122, Health department and Aga Khan Agency for Habitat volunteers are on site and personally monitoring the situation.
Reporting team: Behram Khan, Ikram Najmi and Aslam Aman