Halt hydroelectric projects, say experts after Himalayan glacier kills scores

Dams evacuated, army and rescue services on standby as glacier sweeps away everything in its path

07 February 2021 - 18:58 By Devjyot Ghoshal and Saurabh Sharma

As many as 150 people were feared dead in northern India after a Himalayan glacier broke and swept away a hydroelectric dam on Sunday, with floods forcing the evacuation of villages downstream.

“The actual number has not been confirmed yet,” but 100 to 150 people were feared dead, Om Prakash, chief secretary of Uttarakhand state, where the incident occurred, said...

This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.