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7 dead, nearly 150 missing after glacier breaks in Uttarakhand

At least 170 people have been reported missing after a glacier broke off near Raini village in Tapovan area of Chamoli district in the Garhwal Himalayas on Sunday morning, triggering massive damage in its wake that was reminiscent of the 2013 Kedarnath tragedy.

By evening, bodies of seven men were recovered, but no one could say how many have died in the catastrophe that has once again shaken Uttarakhand. The 13.2 MW Rishiganga hydropower project near Jashimath was completely washed away; the 520 MW NTPC hydro project on the Dhauliganga river near Raini was partially damaged and at least five bridges were impacted by the surge of water that was unleashed, cutting access to a number of villages in the area.

At least 170 people have been reported missing after a glacier broke off near Raini village in Tapovan area of Chamoli district in the Garhwal Himalayas on Sunday morning, triggering massive damage in its wake that was reminiscent of the 2013 Kedarnath tragedy. By evening, bodies of seven men were recovered, but no one could say how many have died in the catastrophe that has once again shaken Uttarakhand.

The 13.2 MW Rishiganga hydropower project near Jashimath was completely washed away; the 520 MW NTPC hydro project on the Dhauliganga river near Raini was partially damaged and at least five bridges were impacted by the surge of water that was unleashed, cutting access to a number of villages in the area.   

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