Heatwave has increased in India and Pakistan. Along with the poor air quality, forest fires have become common. Now due to this heat, a bridge over the lake in Hunza Valley of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) has broken.
News agency AFP tweeted a video of it in which the bridge can be seen falling. In the video, security personnel are also seen warning people about this.
According to the information, this whole incident happened in Hasanabad village of Pakistan. Here the water level of the lake increased due to the melting of the Shispar Glacier. After which there was a flood and the bridge collapsed on sight.
PoK’s connection with China cut
This bridge was built on the Karakoram Highway. This 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, the contact between PoK and China has been lost. Small vehicles were diverted towards Saas Valley Road. It is one of the highest roads in the world.
According to Pakistani media, two power plants in Hasanabad were also washed away by the flood waters. At the same time, a rescue operation was started to rescue the people trapped in the disaster.
61 years of heat record broken in Pakistan
Recently, the heat in Pakistan broke the record of 61 years. In many areas the temperature even crossed 48 degrees. At the same time, according to reports, in 2019, NASA had warned about Shishpar Glacier that if floods occurred, the Karakoram Highway, nearby villages in Hassanabad, many irrigation projects and power plants would be affected.