On this day in history
Rawalpindi, January 05, 2021 (PPI-OT): On 4 January 2010, in the remote Hunza Valley of Northern Pakistan, a massive landslide buried the village of Attabad, destroyed 26 houses and killed 20 people. The landslide dammed Hunza River and formed an extensive lake of 100m depth.
The 28 kilometers stretched lake finally submerged the Karakoram Highway including six bridges; hundreds of houses, hundreds of business infrastructures, cultivated lands, thousands of trees and other properties in the lake but drainage of water from the lake is still a nightmare even after its 11th anniversary on 4th January 2021. Frontier Works Organization was mobilized on the site on 22 January 2010 for clearance of the landslide. The valiant soldiers of FWO cleared the land slide and helped the stranded people of Hunza valley.
For more information, contact:
Frontier Works Organization
509, Kashmir Road, R. A. Bazar,
Rawalpindi – Pakistan
Tel: +92-51- 9271301-6