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Comprehensive report: GLOF risk, damages increase in Gojal Valley

Since the last 6 years, Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) have been posing a serious threat to a number of villages in Gojal Valley besides damaging the Karakoram Highway (KKH) N35 and the bridges constructed on the highway near villages Hussaini and Ghulkin. The frequency of GLOFs at the site has increased over the last 2 years. Gilgit-Baltistan is surrounded ...

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Hunza: Water channel erosion in Hassanabad blocks KKH, poses threat to settlement

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Report by Aslam Pamiri Erosion of a water channel in Hassanabad, Hunza, has blocked the Karakoram Highway, hampering traffic flow on the highway besides posing threat to a settlement of 5-6 houses located below the KKH. The stream of water flowing from the water channel across a mountain above the KKH is continuously carving pathways down the KKH. The eroded water channel is ...

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