Actually, due to the dangerous heat, Shisper Glacier in PoK melted, due to which there was a sudden heavy flood. Due to this, the historic Hasanabad bridge fell in the river on Saturday. A video of the incident has also surfaced, in which it can be seen that concrete blocks are collapsing and a part of the bridge collapsed. Usually such pictures are seen during the floods during the rainy season.
POK and China lost contact
Due to the breakdown of this bridge, the connectivity between POK and China has been lost on the Karakoram Highway. Along with this, it has been a center of attraction, as it is one of the highest roads in the world. Government agencies have confirmed the breakdown of the bridge. He has told that small vehicles are now being diverted towards Saas Valley Road. According to Pakistani media, two power plants in Hasanabad were also washed away by the flood waters. Rescue operation has been started to rescue the people trapped in this disaster.
NASA warned in 2019
In May 2019, NASA had warned about the Shispar Glacier that if it flooded, the Karakoram Highway, surrounding villages in Hassanabad, several irrigation projects and power plants would be affected. Due to the heat, the water of Shispar Glacier Lake has increased by 40 percent in the last 20 days.