As many as 150 workers are feared dead after a Himalayan glacier broke apart and crashed into a hydroelectric dam in Joshimath, in the Chamoli district of India’s Uttarkhand state, on Sunday, February 7.
A section of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off, damaging a hydropower dam in in Tapovan-Reni, Vivek Pandey, an Indo-Tibetan Border Police spokesperson said.
Footage shared on social media shows the floodwater streaming through the area and causing widespread damage.
This video shows Indo-Tibetan Border Police rescuing 16 workers trapped in a tunnel near Tapovan-Reni. All 16 workers were rescued, reports said. Credit: Indo-Tibetan Border Police via Storyful