"Chinese cemetery near Gilgit" Travelling by Road to Moutains Tip by AndreasK


Near Gilgit there is the Chinese cemetery with Chinese road workers that died during the construction of the Karakorum Highway in the 60s and 70s. Some statistics say that over 1000 Chinese and Pakistani workers died. People believe that the number is much higher, because the number of casualties of road workers during the 1974 earthquake near Pattan was never published by the Pakistani government.

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  • Written Mar 23, 2003
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