Gilgit-Baltistan, Seven foreign tourists have been trapped in flood-hit areas
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A team of 18 mountaineers came under avalanche at Broad Peak due to which a Pakistani mountaineer Qamar Ali from Ghancha went missing, while Chinese and Japanese mountaineers received injuries
GILGIT-BALTISTAN – Seven foreign tourists have been trapped in flood-hit areas; while a Pakistani mountaineer went missing as the team came under avalanche on Monday. Channel 92 News reported.
As many as 45 houses have been damaged, while 110 water-channels destroyed due to heavy rainfall in Gilgit-Baltistan.
The road connection between village Hoshi and Ghancha city has been disconnected as a result of which seven foreign tourists of whom three were from America, two from Britain and two from India and Japan have been stranded in the village.
On the other hand, a team of 18 mountaineers came under avalanche at Broad Peak due to which a Pakistani mountaineer Qamar Ali from Ghancha went missing, while Chinese and Japanese mountaineers received injuries.
A flash flood has hit Bunner Nallah on July 17, resulting in heavy discharge of mud and water. The water level in Bunner Nallah kept on increasing. On July 19 another flash flood hit the area create more damages.
Bunner Dass is a village about 20 Km upstream from main Chilas town with population of around three thousands. The irrigation system, Bunner 700 KW power house, thousands of kanels of standing crops, fruit trees has been badly washed out. Flood has completely the sole water channel of Bunner, rendering the whole population without drinking water.
The area is completely disconnected from rest of the region. Roads and bridges have been washed out by the flood.
In Chitral Some 40 bridges, 45 houses and more than 150 shops as well as 2500 kilometers road has been damaged due to flood and land sliding.
There is no electricity no drinking water no irrigation water at Chitral since 16th July and people of the entire valley are compelled to bring drinking water from fountain and water wells from far flung areas.