A damaged dam near the Dhauliganga hydro power project after a glacier burst in India's northern state of Uttarakhand. Photo: Xinhua
A damaged dam near the Dhauliganga hydro power project after a glacier burst in India's northern state of Uttarakhand. Photo: Xinhua

Was climate change to blame for India’s glacier flood disaster?

  • Flash flood in Uttarakhand that washed away over 200 people is linked to avalanche and melting glaciers, experts believe
  • Extreme weather in region has become more frequent, experts say, while hazardous construction practices amplify the destruction caused

A damaged dam near the Dhauliganga hydro power project after a glacier burst in India's northern state of Uttarakhand. Photo: Xinhua
A damaged dam near the Dhauliganga hydro power project after a glacier burst in India's northern state of Uttarakhand. Photo: Xinhua
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