By our correspondent, photos by Sajad Rumi Ghalapan
GULMIT: Monday night turned into a nightmare for the people of Gojal Valley, Upper Hunza, as heavy flash floods rammed into several villages, sending the inhabitants into panic.
According to our correspondent, four bridges were washed away in Chipurson Valley and the Karakoram Highway has been blocked near the Pak-China border at Khunjerab/Khunjerav.
The mid-night heavy rainfall, which was described as “frightening” by locals, triggered flooding in the River Hunza and several glacier streams.
Flooding in the river between villages Ghalapan and Khyber annihilated the KKH, leaving travellers stranded on both sides of the blockade.
Flooding in Ayeenabad, Shishkat, washed away the construction material storage of a Chinese construction company. Meanwhile, mud sliding has entered the police station in village Gulmit.
Floodwater has reportedly entered several villages in Chipurson Valley, causing heavy damages.
Authorities are yet to respond to the emergency situation caused by flooding in the valley.