Water level in Ata Abad lake reaches 370 feet

Assistant Commissioner Hunza said that water level in Ata Abad lake has reached to 370 feet while, water outflow from the spillway has become 400 cusecs.

According to details, Assistant Commissioner Hunza brush aside the possibility of lake burst and said water outflow is 70 cusecs per second. He said that water flow is at speed 200 cusecs from base of the lake.

He said that helicopters are monitoring the whole situation. He made clear that blasts are heard in Hunza due to underground changes. The cameras installed from Ata Abad to Hunza to monitor emergency situation are out of order due to fault in optic fiber link.

He said that increase in erosion in Gilmit is increasing the possibility of land sliding. He said that increase in water inflow in the lake has submerged more than 13 houses in tehsil headquarter Gilmit.

Shahra-e-Gilgit Rawalpindi section would remain open till the sirens detecting emergency situation are not during the flash flood. He said that relief goods are being dispatched to the affectees through helicopter service

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