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Pakistan: PRCS HUMANITARIAN OPERATION IN TEHSIL HUNZA (GILGIT-BALTISTAN), Situation Report 5

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SITUATION BACKGROUND

A massive landslide hit Hunza District on 4th January 2010, followed by boulders and rocks, sliding two villages including Atta Abad into the Hunza River. The first landslide swept into the valley at 1.30 pm on Monday and a couple of hours later a second slide came down with high intensity completely wiping-out anything in its path. The incident occurred at Atta Abad, a picturesque valley in the country's Gilgit-Baltistan region, 720 km north of the capital, Islamabad, about thirty kilometers from Aliabad, the main town of Hunza valley. It is located at a distance of 55 kilometers from the Karakorum Highway (KKH), above Sarat village on a steep slope in Central Hunza. Atta Abad is known for landslides and many of its over 100 houses developed cracks after a similar earth-slip nearly three years ago. For detailed geographical