GHIZER  - More than 20 houses were completely damaged while fields and orchards spread over hundreds of kanals of land in Ghizer were destroyed by flood after a thunderstorm struck Sosot Nullah of Tehsil Gopis.

The bridge connecting Gilgit district to Chitral was also washed away in the flood in the nullah.

The Gilgit-Chitral Road was also partially damaged. As the flood of Sosot Nullah entered the Ghizer River, it overflowed to the surrounding areas giving it lake-like look.

The residents of the area saved their lives by taking shelter at the mountains, but several houses and standing crops were damaged.  People of the area near the nullah and river shifted to the safer places.

The poor and hapless villagers were still awaiting the rescue teams and the whole area was presenting a gloomy picture.

Hundreds of people on their way to attend the Shandoor Festival had to go back in despair due to closure of the road.

On the other hand, the upper areas of Tehsil Yasin were also affected due to flood and people started moving towards the safer places.