Ghizer– flood victims still looking for aid

Gahkuch—More than 20 houses were completely damaged while fields and orchards spread over hundreds of kanals of land in Ghizer were damaged in the flood which came after a thunderstorm struck Sosot Nullah of Tehsil Gupis. About Dozens of houses in Damas Mushko and Danalati also damage due to high flow of Ghizer river and Danalti Nullah. Still these families are waiting for government and non governmental aid. All victims from these three areas are living in temporary shelters by their own, according to victims, rehabilitation works of district government is too slow.
The bridge connecting Gilgit district to Chitral was also washed away in the flood in the Sosot nullah which the Gilgit-Chitral road was also partially damaged. When the flood of Sosot Nullah entered the Ghizer River, it stopped the river water flow for about an hour due to which the river water overflowed to the surrounding areas which presented a look of a lake. According to reports Gilgit Chitral at Sosot is still not opened for heavy vehicles. Due to which passengers from both sides are suffering from the last two weeks.


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