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Calm waters of Attabad Lake

Gilgit Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan

Collection Yann Arthus-Bertrand

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GoodPlanet / Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Aerialcollection

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Reference : PK1310-HM001568

Keywords : Asia Gilgit-Baltistan Gojal Hunza Karimabad aerial boat dam boat civilisation islamique landslide great landscape unique image lake monde musulman mountain Natural rapids river transportation economy

The Attabad lake was formed in 2010, due to a massive landslide at Attabad village in Gojal Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, 9 miles upstream of Karimabad. The landslide killed twenty people and blocked the flow of the Hunza River for five months. The lake flooding has displaced 6,000 people from upstream villages, stranded (from land transportation routes) a further 25,000, and inundated over 12 miles of the Karakoram Highway.