/ 08 February 2021

Deadly Indian dam collapse

A Himalayan glacier has crashed into a dam triggering a huge flood in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India. It’s thought that at least 125 people have been killed in the rush of water that poured through a valley. The dam was part of the Rishiganga Hydroelectric Project and authorities said the avalanche has taken out another power project downstream. Most of those who are missing were workers at the two power projects. PM Narendra Modi tweeted “The nation prays for everyone’s safety there.” There’s no answer as to why the glacier broke up at this stage. Two possibilities are an avalanche could have damaged it, or it could be due to a temperature rise.

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