The receding water in the dammed Hunza River leaves a trail of destruction behind, in the form of collapsed walls of farm fields, orchards, uprooted trees and silted land.
Economic cost of the disaster is increasing with each passing day. Vulnerability of the calamity hit region has increased immensely due to loss of means of livelihood, due to inundation of land, blockade of the Karakuram Highway and subsequent loss of trade opportunities.
Rehabilitation of the displaced households in Gojal Valley remains a distant dream, after a lapse of 14 months. [Editor]