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Shakhdara Valley | Dasht
WI_tj714.jpg Shakhdara Valley  |  DashtThumbnailsPanj Valley  |  Irrigated farmland (Afghanistan)

In August 2002, the village of Dasht was destroyed by a Glacial Lake Outburst Flood. People were not aware about this risk as the lake was located more than 10 km upstream and had formed less than two years before suddenly draining during nighttime. Dozens of people were killed, homes and fields covered by debris. The death toll would have been even higher if inhabitants of the opposite village of Baroj would not have heard the noise and managed to rush down and warn the people at least in the lower part of Dasht.

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Sunday 7 August 2011 by Martin Mergili in Asia / Tajikistan (2842 visits)