Mudflow, landslides block roads in Gilgit Baltistan: NDMA


ISLAMABAD: The significant monsoon rains have caused mudflows and landslides in Gilgit Baltistan rendering major thoroughfares blocked during the last 24 hours.

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in its daily monsoon situation report said that momentous rainfall was reported during the last 24 hours in Islamabad 74mm, Lahore 55mm, Barnala 53mm, Haraman 49mm, Kotli 42mm, Tarbela 41mm and Brarkot 40mm.

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecast for the next 24 hours predicts scattered thunderstorm and rain with isolated heavy falls are expected over the upper catchments of rivers Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej alongwith Lahore, Gujranwala and Rawalpindi divisions.

Scattered thunderstorm and rain with isolated moderate falls are expected over the upper catchments of rivers Indus and Jhelum alongwith Sargodha and Faisalabad divisions. Wet spell is likely to continue, it added.

The road situation after the rainfalls is reported as on August 8 due to mud flow and landslides, Karakoram Highway (KKH) was blocked at Attabad Tunnel (one way is open) and Tattapani while work was in progress to clear the road by Frontier Works Organisation and the district administration.

The road to Batswat village, Tehsil Ishkoman of the district Ghizer was also blocked due to debris flow where rehabilitation was in progress to restore the road by district administration. The report claimed that all other roads and railway routes across the country were clear.


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