Floods damages Karakoram Highway in Upper Kohistan

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KOHISTAN: A portion of the Karakoram Highway KKH has been swept away by the flash floods in Lachi nullah area of Upper Kohistan, also damaged a mosque, police station, houses, and a hotel, as reported by the local administration, however no human losses or damages reported.
The Dassue, Upper Kohistan assistant commissioner, Hafiz Waqar Ahmad told The Northern Post that heavy rainfall received in the district triggered floods in the Lachi nullah at Sazeen area in Harban tehsil of Upper Kohistan.
He said a mosque, police station, hotel, and houses were damaged and a stretch of the Karakoram Highway was swept away by the floods due to which hundreds of passengers, including families, tourists stranded on the road.
DC Upper Kohistan said the restoration of KKH would take days because it has been swept away and there was no existence of the road at Lachi nullah.
Tehsil Harban chairman also said that floods damaged houses after floods in the Lachi nullah hit the area.
The KKH was blocked at multiple points in the limits of Diamer in GB on Sunday and opened for the light traffic on the same day night.

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