A lake created by a landslide in northwest
Pakistan continued growing throughout the month of May 2010. The lake extended
northward up the Hunza River, past the settlements of Gulmit and Shishkot.
Meanwhile, the risk of a breach continued growing, according to David Petley
of the International Landslide Centre in the United Kingdom. On June 1,
2010, Petley warned that the landslide lake was eroding the landslide mass
instead of the excavated material, and that downstream communities should
prepare for a rapid breach.
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