Eight killed in Avalanche after Uttarakhand glacier burst


At least eight people died after a glacier broke triggering an avalanche close to the Indo-China border in Uttarakhand on Friday.  As per media reports, 384 people who were working at a Border Roads Organisation camp were rescued by the Indian Army.

“Nearly 384 people have been rescued so far. 6 of them are critical and currently under medical treatment. 8 bodies have been recovered. Rescue operation in progress,” the Indian Army said in a statement. The glacier burst took place because of heavy snowfall in the region.

Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat tweeted about the incident, saying an alert has been issued and he is in constant touch with the BRO and the district administration for updates.

In February, a glacier burst killed nearly 80 people in Chamoli while many went missing.