31 December 2010

The Attabad landslide continues to cause real hardship in Gojal

Posted by Dave Petley

On 4th January it will be a year since the Attabad landslide blocked the Hunza Valley, generating Gojal Lake and generating real hardship amongst the local population.  Of course we are now in mid-winter and the lake has frozen, adding further to the hardship of the local people.  The Pamir Times has been providing coverage of the ongoing tribulations of the local people:

Frozen boats on Attabad lake

People walking across the surface of the frozen lake.

Needless to say there are very real perils associated with walking on the ice.