Rescuers search for 170 missing after Indian glacier causes devastating flood

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Fourteen confirmed dead as hundreds of military personnel look for survivors in Himalayan state of Uttarakhand

Hundreds of Indian military personnel are searching for 170 people unaccounted for after a part of a glacier collapsed and released a torrent of water, rock and dust down a mountain valley in the country’s Himalayan north, killing 14.

According to footage and witness accounts, a towering surge of water swept down the river at high speed on Sunday morning, gathering momentum as it moved through the narrow gorge, completely wiping out Rishiganga hydropower dam. It swept away five bridges and damaged dozens of homes.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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