Scores of folks feared lifeless as glacier crashes into dam in northern India

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cores of people today are missing and feared lifeless after a glacier crashed into a dam and activated a massive flood in northern India.

A part of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in the Tapovan location of the northern state of Uttarakhand on Sunday early morning, detrimental the Rishiganga and Dhauliganga hydropower initiatives.

At the very least 150 persons ended up functioning at the two energy plants and their fate is unknown, said Vivek Pandey, a spokesman for paramilitary Indo Tibetan Border Police.

Indian authorities have launched a research operation.

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Rescue personnel in India just after the flood

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At minimum 3 persons are already acknowledged to have died just after their bodies had been recovered in the vicinity of a tunnel of the Dhauliganga venture, where by at the very least 16 employees remained trapped.

Officers explained when the glacier broke it despatched drinking water trapped powering it as nicely as mud and other debris surging down the mountain and into other bodies of drinking water.

A amount of households ended up also weakened in the flooding.

An advisory was issued urging people today dwelling on the banking companies of the Alaknanda River to shift to safer areas promptly.

Several teams of rescuers ended up rushed to the influenced region, officials reported.

The Himalayan place has a chain of power projects on the Alaknanda River and its tributaries.

In 2013, a lot more than 1,000 folks had been killed in Uttarakhand just after heavy rain activated landslides and floods, washing absent 1000’s of properties and roadways and slicing interaction hyperlinks in many sections of the condition.