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Hunza lake water enters into low-lying areas, inundates more villages

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ISLAMABAD, Hunza lake water entered into low-lying areas and inundated more villages of The gap between the spillway and the lake level has increased to ten feet, a private news channel reported Monday.

Helicopter rescue service has been affected due to bad weather conditions.

Deputy Commissioner Hunza, Zafar Waqar Taj said due to expansion of lake into low-lying areas of Phissoo, speed of increase in water level has been steady.

The administration, holding the situation as highly hazardous and set May 25 as deadline for overflow from the Lake.

Nespak and PWD engineered visited the region Monday and handed over their assessment report to the local administration.

The government declared high alert in Hunza and banned entrance into the vacated villages in view of threat of flood there.

The inflow at the Lake is 2600 cusecs and outflow is mediocre 200 cusecs causing the lake to have spread over 26- kilometer area.

Deputy Commissioner Hunza said, “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 said, “We have warned people and clear-cut advisory has been issued to them.”

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