May 17, 2010

Gilgit Baltistan: Attabad Lake Water Submerges Three Villages

Active ImageThe flooding of three Gilgit Baltistan villages by the rising water level of Attabad Lake has caused residents to flee for their safety.
Below is an article published by SAMAA:

 The water level of Attabad Lake has inundated three villages on Sunday [16 May 2010].

A gravely dangerous situation has erupted in area which has forced evacuation of people of the area.

People are leaving the area to safer places and relief camps set up by the government of Gilgit-Baltistan.

The water of Attabad Lake is short of 25 feet from the spillways.

In the face of danger of flood residents of low lying areas of Hunzanagar and Gilgit are about to evacuated to safer places and relief camps.

By virtue of increasing water level in the Lake excavation of spillways of Lake has been stopped by the engineering team.

Water level in the Lake has reached upper limit of 341 feet and water level is enhancing.

People of areas located at the height of 150 feet will be evacuated Monday [17 May 2010] and residents of Salman village are being evacuated.