Landslide Lake disaster in Pakistan affects 3,000 people
In January this year, in the remote Hunza River Valley of northern Pakistan, a massive landslide burried a village (Attabad), killing 20 people. It also dammed the Hunza River and the new-formed lake grew into a 16 km long and 300 feet deep monster...
Gilgit-Baltistan is going through its biggest humanitarian crisis. Around 3,000 people, who have either lost their houses to the January 4 landslide or the 23-kilometer-long and 380 feet deep lake that Hunza River has turned into after being blocked by landslide debris, are living as IDPs at relief camps in Karimabad, Altit, Shishkat and Gulmit. Another ‘group’ of 20,000 people have been evacuated to dozens of camps established at safer locations in Hunza-Nagar, Gilgit and Diamer districts, on both sides of the Hunza River and Indus River, due to threat of flash floods.