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Water level rises in Attabad lake

Monday, 14 Jun, 2010
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An aerial view shows a lake which formed following a landslide in Hunza.—AP/File

PESHAWAR: The water level in Attabad lake further increased by 15 inches on Monday. The inflow was recorded at 5200 cusecs while the outflow was 5400 cusesc.

The residents of Gojal were facing severe problems as helicopter services remain suspended due to bad weather. They said that in such conditions government needs to restore boat services in the area.

The rise in the water level had created fear among locals who were demanding that the government take concrete steps to make sure that the outflow of the water increases.

If the water level continues to rise within the coming few days there will be an increase chance that several villages may be submerged underwater.

Sources said that so far 242 houses, 135 shops, four hotels, two schools, four factories and several hundred acres of agricultural land had been undated.

Karakoram Highway's 25 kilometer road and six bridges were also destroyed due to the lake.—DawnNews

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