At least 8 were killed after an avalanche swept India’s Himalaya Valley – KBC


Members of the rescue team working outside a tunnel after a section of the ice broke and caused flooding in Tapovan, northern Uttarakhand, India, February 8, 2021. PHOTOS / REUTERS

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At least eight road workers died and hundreds were rescued after ice broke up mountains in the Himalayas at the end of Friday, sparking riots that swept away two camps in the Niti Valley.

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“Eight bodies trapped in the snow were recovered from the two [Border Roads Organization] Camp. Six casualties were removed, “Indian forces said in a tweet.

The military said another 384 were rescued and transferred to safety. The rescue operation continued immediately.

Tirath Singh Rawat, the prime minister of Uttarakhand province, said the ice had fallen near the village of Sumana, near the Chinese border.

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A glacier slammed into the Himalayas in February, causing floods that destroyed two power projects and killed more than 200 people.


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