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Landslides block KKH
- Web Desk
- Jul 31, 2023
GILGIT: Landslides caused by extreme rain-triggered flooding on Monday left the Karakoram Highway (KKH) blocked at several points for the second time in less than a month.
Meanwhile, the authorities scrambled to clear the arterial passage where traffic reportedly faced hindrances on swamped roads.
According to Diamer Deputy Commissioner (DC) Captain (retd) Arif Ahmad, the highway was blocked at nine different points in an area of 1.5 kilometres, reported Dawn.com.
The mudslides also damaged a few vehicles. However, no injuries were reported and the passengers were successfully rescued after their vehicles were pulled out. He said 50 houses had been damaged in the district due to the floods in the past eight days while around 250 kilometres of linked roads and nine vehicles had been damaged.
Authorities shared that major roads as well as water supply lines also took a beating in Diamer district’s Darail tehsils, urging tourists and commuters to temporarily avoid unnecessary travel via the KKH as landslides and mudslides had become frequent.