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Flooding caused by melting glaciers, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir lost contact with China. The bridge in Pakistan was suddenly flooded as the glacier melted

Islamabad9 hours ago

The heat wave has increased in India and Pakistan. With bad winds, wildfires have also become commonplace. Now due to this heat, a bridge over the lake in the Hansa Valley of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) has broken.

News agency AFP tweeted its video, which shows the bridge falling. In the video, you can see the security guards warning the people about this.

Over the past 20 days the water level of Shishpar Glacier Lake has increased by 40 percent due to the heat.

The incident took place in the village of Hasanabad in Pakistan. Here the water level of the lake increased as the Shishpar glacier melted. It was followed by flooding and the bridge collapsed in sight.

PoK’s contact with China was severed
The bridge was built on the Karakoram Highway. The bridge was built by China. This road connects Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan with China. It is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. After its fall, communication between PoK and China was severed. Smaller vehicles were diverted toward Sass Valley Road. It is one of the highest roads in the world.

The bridge was built by China.  It is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The bridge was built by China. It is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

According to Pakistani media, two power plants in Hasanabad were swept away by the floodwaters. At the same time, the rescue operation began.

Pakistan has broken a 61-year-old heat record
Recently, the heat in Pakistan broke a 61-year record. Temperatures in many areas exceeded 48 degrees. At the same time, according to reports, in 2019, NASA warned about the Shisher Glacier, in case of flooding, the Karakoram Highway, villages near Hasanabad, several irrigation projects and power plants will be affected.

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