The New Paper

February 8, 2021

Glacier break in India kills 18, leaves 200 missing

At least 18 people were killed and 200 went missing after part of a glacier broke off in northern India yesterday. The glacial break caused an avalanche of rock, mud, water, and debris, with floodwaters bursting a hydroelectric dam in Uttarakhand. Rescue efforts are ongoing.

More context: Uttarakhand is a flooding-prone region in the western Himalayas. Roughly 6,000 people are believed to have been killed in the area during monsoon-driven floods in 2013.
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