About 130 feared dead as glacier causes dams to burst in north India

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Floods force evacuation of villages and witnesses report avalanche creating wall of dust, rock and water

About 130 people are feared dead in northern India after a Himalayan glacier broke off and caused a high velocity surge of water down a river, sweeping away one dam in its path and damaging another.

A frantic rescue mission began to recover the scores of bodies washed away when an avalanche of water, mud and rocks swept down a narrow gorge in Chamoli district, in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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