Earthquake cracks glaciers in Hunza valley: officials

HUNZA: A powerful earthquake that struck Pakistan and Afghanistan on Monday has not only led to the destruction of built structures or landslides but also caused two glaciers in Karakorum to smash into pieces while leaving many others in cracks in Hunza valley.
Officials have warned that if more glaciers break into pieces, they could lead to a flood-like situation in the valley.
The Disaster Management Authority Gilgit-Baltistan said the cracks in the glaciers can become dangerous in case of more aftershocks in the area.

The quake aftershocks could cause these glaciers to melt and the water they release may result in the formation of more lakes in the area, according to United Nations Development Program (UNDP) 


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