Himalayan glacier breaks in India! MASSIVE surge of water wipes away dam. Indian army deploys to aid rescue efforts

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Video: Himalayan glacier breaks in India, triggers flood, 100-150 feared dead


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Over 150 people have lost their lives and over 150 are missing following the massive flood at Reni village in Joshimath area of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, officials said. Evacuation operations have started along the Dhauliganga and Bhagirathi river banks. Indian Air Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Indian Army have rushed their teams and infrastructure for the rescue operations. PM Narendra Modi reviewed the situation and took stock of the rescue and relief work.

The ITBP said that the flash flood occurred in Rishi Ganga at around 10.45 a.m. due to a glacier falling into it and exponentially increasing the volume of water. Due to this, the Rishi Ganga hydro project was completely devastated, it said.

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People being found and dug out! Rescue operations happening in 3 provinces on state of alerts

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#UPDATE: Indian Army: Four Army columns, Two Medical teams, one Engineering Task Force deployed at Ringi village of #Uttarakhand. Army helicopters on aerial recce.

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