Himalayan glacier breaks in India, districts on high alert for flooding
February 07 2021 11:05 AM
People living along the Alaknanda River have been appealed to leave the area the earliest.
People living along the Alaknanda River have been appealed to leave the area the earliest.

Reuters

India put many of its northern districts on high alert on Sunday after the “breaking of a part” of a Himalayan glacier, officials said, with people being evacuated due to rising water levels in a river that the glacier feeds.

“The Rishiganga power project has been damaged ... causing the river’s water level to rise continuously,” the local police department in the state of Uttarakhand said on Twitter.

“People living along the Alaknanda River are appealed to leave the area the earliest.”

 



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