Hundreds Stranded as Gilgit-Skardu Road Gets Blocked By Massive Landslide

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Hundreds Stranded as Gilgit-Skardu Road Gets Blocked By Massive Landslide

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB), floods brought on by the monsoon season, there have been more reports of motorists being stopped on the Karakoram (KK) highway.

A recent social media video depicts a terrible landslip that happened on the Gilgit-Skardu Road. Fortunately, no fatalities have been connected to the tragedy, but hundreds of travelers are still stranded.

The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) is clearing the Karakoram Highway at Jijal, Pattan, Uchar Nullah, and other areas, according to Ghulam Abbas, the National Highway Authority’s (NHA) deputy director for Shangla and Kohistan in KP. Floods in August of last year completely wrecked the Uchar Nallah bridge, which hasn’t been repaired yet.

According to Asadullah Khan, chairman of Upper Kohistan’s Harban tehsil, streams in the area overflowed following heavy rain, impeding traffic, stopping pedestrian walkways, and harming water supply infrastructure.

According to an officer, work was being done to clear the route at Basari and Gadoon as well. He noted that the Karakoram Highway to the Harban Valley, water supply lines, and pedestrian paths were “completely washed away,” posing issues for the settlements.

The government has issued a warning to tourists not to visit the aforementioned areas during the rainy season because landslides are more likely to occur then.

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