The water level in the lake, formed by massive landslide that blocked water flow of River Baltoro, have reached 140 feet, resulting in submerging of large areas and sparking fear among the residents. Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan has directed local administration to install a warning system in the area. 

The commissioner and deputy commissioner have reached to visit Shagr, a sub-division of Skardu, where a 300 x 800 mountain landslide fell down in the river in the suburbs of Hoto on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday. The water also flooded agricultural lands and uprooted hundreds of trees. Villagers called on the government to take measures to evacuate them from the affected areas. 

Copyright Independent News Pakistan, 2013


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