At least four women have been killed and several others missing in Sherqilla area of Ghizer District in Gilgit Baltistan following a flash flood here on Tuesday.
According to rescue sources, several people were also injured.
Rescue 1122 personnel and locals are busy searching for the missing and other rescue operations are underway. Holidays of all rescue personnel have been canceled in Ghizer to intensify search and rescue efforts.
Persistent heatwaves across Gilgit-Baltistan have escalated glacial melting, leading to increased water levels in rivers and streams, flash floods, and landslides.