The government declared high alert in Hunza and banned the entrance into the vacated villages in view of imminent threat of flood there, as the landslide-triggered Lake is on the surge to threatening level with melting glacier standing in collusion.
The situation is all the more hazardous as the gap between the spillway and the lake level has narrowed to six feet. The inflow at the Lake is 2600 cusecs and outflow is mediocre 200 cusecs causing the lake to have spread over 26-kilometer area.
The administration, holding the situation as highly hazardous, set May 25 as deadline for overflow from the Lake.
Meantime, government of Pakistan declared a high alert and imposed from today a prohibition on entering the vacated villages in view of potential threat of Lake burst or imminent flood.
Deputy Commissioner Hunza told, ‘Entering the vacated 32 villages in Hunza Nagar and Gilgit was already banned at night in view of imminent threat of flood; however, now the ban has been extended to be in force at daytime as well.’
He further said, ‘We have warned people and clear-cut advisory has been issued to them. If someone goes to the areas, he would be responsible for the loss he incurs.’