Heavy Rain, Snowfall Paralyzed Routine Life In GB

Heavy rain, snowfall paralyzed routine life in GB

GILGIT (Pakistan Point News - APP - 26th Jan, 2017 ) : Heavy torrential rain and snowfall for the last three days had paralyzed routine life in Gilgit Baltistan and people were facing great difficulties to reach their respective destination due to closure of roads. The land sliding and avalanches had resulted blockages of link roads and Karrakuram Highway at several points and people have been requested to avoid travelling on KKH in next 24 hours due to fall of avalanches and rocks at various places.

The spokesperson of GBDMD (Gilgit Baltistan Disaster Management Authority) told APP that due to heavy rain and snowfall, KKH had blocked at Lal Pari and Kohistan area but authorities were trying their best to reopen this busy road. Two passengers were injured due to rock falling near Kohistan and people have been requested to avoid travelling on KKH in next 24 hours. Electricity supply to many parts of Gilgit Baltistan remained disrupted for last 24 hours due to heavy rains and snowfall.