Chinese built road tunnel beside Attabad lake

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Attabad Lake, Gojal, also known as Gojal Lake is a lake in the Gojal Valley of northern Pakistan created in January 2010 by a landslide dam. The 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 4 January 2010.[5] The landslide killed twenty people and blocked the flow of the Hunza River for five months. The lake flooding has displaced 6,000 people from upstream villages, stranded (from land transportation routes) a further 25,000 and inundated over 12 miles (19 km) of the Karakoram Highway.[2] The lake reached 13 miles (21 km) long and over 100 metres (330 ft) 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. Until 2015, when the Chinese built a road tunnel that opened in September 2015, the only means of crossing was by loading vehicles onto wooden boats. These boats are now redundant.
Location: Attabad lake, Gojal valley, Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan