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Indian state minister says seven confirmed dead, at least 125 missing after glacier collapse

Floods following the glacier collapse have forced the evacuation of villages downstream.

AFP , Sunday 7 Feb 2021
India
file photo:National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel evacuate villagers at Supaul district in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.AFP
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Around 125 people are missing after a Himalayan glacier broke and swept away a hydroelectric dam on Sunday, and that number could rise more, the chief minister of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand said.

Floods following the glacier collapse have forced the evacuation of villages downstream.

"Seven bodies have been recovered from the site and rescue operations are going on," Trivendra Singh Rawat told reporters at a press briefing in Dehra Dun, the state capital. 

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