Water discharge increases at Attabad, spillway breakage fears

HUNZA: The water outflow from Hunza Lake has reached to 1400 cusecs creating fears of breakage of spillway during next 24 hours.

According to official sources, the seepage from the spillway has been reached to 1400 cusecs and the water level in the lake has been soared to 8.5 feet since May 29. Next 24 hours are crucial as spillway boundaries are more like to be destroyed due to immense water pressure, they added.

Home department of Gilgit Baltistan announced that Gilgit-Hunza section of Karakoram Highway will remain open for traffic till 4:00 pm today. Helicopter service is also operating in the affected areas to evacuate people and drop relief goods

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