Mandagh Awi prone to avalanche, residents need to be shifted to safe place

January 21, 2020

BONI: The residents of village Mandagh (Awi) in Upper Chitral have appealed MNA, MPAs, district administration and concern departments to relocate them in any safe place as their village is prone to avalanche.

A local social activist Afgan Raza, sharing details said that the residents of this village have been asked to shift to safer places as a precautionary measure against possible avalanches. The nearby mountain is packed with glaciers and fresh snow and could cause avalanches, especially when the weather starts becoming warmer. He said that alert was conveyed by an NGO working on disasters. He said the people are worried and spending sleepless nights.

He said the government should arrange a safer place for their stay as they have no alternative to move to and reside in.  If any untoward incident occurs, there is no arrangement for the locals, including women, children and elderly persons, to escape the area, he added.