The machinery has been sent to the point to remove boulders and reopen the highway for traffic, officials of Diamir district administration said in a statement.
According to local police, overflowing glacial water has damaged a portion of the road and Karakoram Highway has been closed for vehicular traffic at the point of Hassanabad.
The local administration has failed to resume traffic on Karakoram Highway located between Gilgit and Chilas which was closed for 25 hours.
The bodies were shifted to a nearby medical facility, from where they were handed over to the heirs.
KOHISTAN: At least eight people were killed in land sliding at Karakoram Highway in Dasu area of Upper Kohistan District, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The rescue teams retrieved bodies from under debris using heavy machinery and moved them to nearby hospital. SHO Dasu Nasir-ud-Din Babar, the land slide buried the van that was carrying nine people. All of the deceased persons were labourers by profession. SHO Dasu said that the ongoing expansion work at the Karakoram Highway caused land sliding, resulting deaths of…
CHILAS: At least 17 people have been killed as a passenger coach plunged into a ravine on Karakoram Highway on Sunday night, ARY News reported. According to the details, the coach was heading to Rawalpindi from Gilgit-Baltistan when it skidded off the road and fell into the ravine within the limits of Lotar Police Station. The District Police Officer (DPO) has confirmed 17 causalities in the accident and added that they were facing difficulties in rescue operation due to darkness and steep rocks. Police and rescue…
HAVELIAN: At least five people died while 18 others injured in a multi-vehicle collision involved six vehicles at Karakoram Highway in the wee hours of Saturday, ARY News reported. The causes of hapless road crash could not be established. Rescue agencies reached spot and shifted all injured to Rural Health Centre Havelian and Ayub Medical Complex where 12 minor injured were shortly discharged after getting medical assistance while six others were said to be in a critical condition. The accident at…
PESHAWAR: Frontier Works Organization has cleared 27 out of 45 landslides triggered by earthquake at Karakoram Highway and it is continuing efforts to clear the remaining areas.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has convened an emergency meeting on Tuesday (today) to discuss the situation after Monday's 8.1 intensity earthquake with huge losses of life and property.