Attabad lake was formed due to a massive landslide at Attabad village in Gilgit-Baltistan, Hunza River, Pakistan, January 2010.

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Attabad lake was formed due to a massive landslide at Attabad village in Gilgit-Baltistan, 9 miles (14 km) upstream (east) of Karimabad that occurred on January 4, 2010. The landslide killed twenty people and blocked the flow of the Hunza River for five months. The lake flooding 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. The lake reached 13 miles long and over 100 metres in depth by the first week of June 2010 when it began flowing over the landslide dam, completely submerging lower Shishkat and partly flooding Gulmit.

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