A glacial lake outburst flood in Golen Gol area of Chitral spread chaos in the region on Monday, sweeping away buildings, vehicles and livestock and cutting off the Golen valley from the rest of the area.
According to details, the floods occured after a glacier exploded in Azghor area following rain. A girls’ madrassa in Azghor village, livestock, vehicles and sheds were swept away as the floods inundated footpaths and roads and broke bridge embankments.
Last year in July, flash floods left at least 70 people stranded after Jam Ashpar glacier burst overnight. The floods had wreaked havoc, taking down houses, livestock and roads. Only recently Rs400 million had been set aside for flood rehabilitation in the area as it awaits restoration yet.
In 2015, a similar incident killed at least three people and caused extensive damage to property and infrastructure and affected more than a quarter of a million in Chitral.