PESHAWAR: The Deputy Commissioner of Lower Chitral issued a flood warning to people living along the embankment of Yar Khoon River as glacial water accumulated at the Pasoon Gol Mastooj area of Upper Chitral.
“The people are informed that Yar Khoon River has turned into a dam due to GLOF in Pasoon Gol Mastooj area,” the commissioner said in his statement. “This raises the risk of flood in lower areas of the district.”
The district administration is in full contact with community members and has informed them about the latest development so that maximum measures can be taken for public safety, the statement added.
People living on the embankment of Yar Khoon River are advised to shift to some safer places for the time being.