800-year-old Minaret of Jam at risk of demolition as flash floods hit Ghor province
The 800-year-old Minaret of Jam is in danger of a total collapse as devastating floods have hit Ghor province in North-west of Afghanistan.
The devastating flash floods hit the province on Wednesday with photographs being circulated on social media purportedly showing the historic Minaret’s vicinity is covered with water and mud.
According to reports, the river located close to the Minaret of Jam has overflown its banks, posing a serious risk to the historic Minaret.
The observers are saying that the collapse of the Minaret would be another major blow to the heritage properties of the country after the destruction of Bamiyan Buddhas if the officials did not pay immediate attention to protect the Minaret from flash floods.