Water flow continues from spillway

HUNZA: The water started flowing out from spillway of Attabad Lake with gradually increasing pressure, whereas dam burst could take 30 to 35 hours.

Ahmedabad village would be the first to get affected by the flood. Then the water would enter into villages of Gunesh and Shumair.

Later, Diamer and Kohistan areas of Gilgit would face the wrath of water before it flew into Tarbela Dam.

Chairman NDMA General Nadeem Ahmad told Geo News that spillway was built in the first phase and in the second phase; water has been started spilling through spillway.

He said initial spill of water will not be more than 300 cusecs, adding the rescue workers are ready to confront any situation.

Chairman NDMA said helicopters will roam in the area to keep an eye on the situation and prevent human losses. Evacuation has been completed from the area and announcements have been made from the mosques to stay at safer places.

In case of lake burst and flooding, Hunza will be the first to be affected followed by Nagar. Flooding could also damage parts of Karakoram Highway.


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