A hydropower plant worker raises his arms in joy after he was pulled out from beneath the ground during rescue operations after a portion of Nanda Devi glacier broke off in the Tapovan area. Photo: AP A hydropower plant worker raises his arms in joy after he was pulled out from beneath the ground during rescue operations after a portion of Nanda Devi glacier broke off in the Tapovan area. Photo: AP
A hydropower plant worker raises his arms in joy after he was pulled out from beneath the ground during rescue operations after a portion of Nanda Devi glacier broke off in the Tapovan area. Photo: AP

Himalayan glacier breaks in India, hitting dams and killing 14, with 170 missing

  • A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Tapovan area of the northern state of Uttarakhand, damaging two hydropower plants
  • Officials said when the glacier broke it sent water trapped behind it as well as mud and other debris surging down the mountain

Topic |   Natural disasters
A hydropower plant worker raises his arms in joy after he was pulled out from beneath the ground during rescue operations after a portion of Nanda Devi glacier broke off in the Tapovan area. Photo: AP A hydropower plant worker raises his arms in joy after he was pulled out from beneath the ground during rescue operations after a portion of Nanda Devi glacier broke off in the Tapovan area. Photo: AP
A hydropower plant worker raises his arms in joy after he was pulled out from beneath the ground during rescue operations after a portion of Nanda Devi glacier broke off in the Tapovan area. Photo: AP
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