CHITRAL: A land slide at the Karakoram Highway has blocked the only land route to China from Pakistan, Aaj News reported.
A Chinese construction company has reached the site, with heavy machinery but it would take at least seven days to restore the land route.
This part of the Karakoram Highway is a busy thoroughfare as trucks and buses full of goods and passenger move across the two countries. Fortunately when the land slide took place no vehicle was crossing the the road.
An Aaj News correspondent on the site said that there are chances of more land slides in the area. Torrential rains in the region triggered the land slide.
At least 32 people have the lost their lives in the floods which hit Chitral and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ;ast week. Over 300, houses have been destroyed.
Rain has continued undeterred since last night raising the water level at River Kabul.
Another flash flood hit Rondua in — and a landslide has blocked six bridges in the region blocking routes to Skardu.
Passengers in buses who were fleeing the inundated water areas are stranded on the road.