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UPDATE 1-Himalayan glacier breaks in India, districts on high alert for flooding

· 02/07/2021 02:45
UPDATE 1-Himalayan glacier breaks in India, districts on high alert for flooding

Adds police statement

- India put many of its northern districts on high alert on Sunday after the "breaking of a part" of a Himalayan glacier, officials said, with people being evacuated due to rising water levels in a river that the glacier feeds.

"The Rishiganga power project has been damaged ... causing the river's water level to rise continuously," the local police department in the state of Uttarakhand said on Twitter.

"People living along the Alaknanda River are appealed to leave the area the earliest."


(Reporting by Krishna N. Das; Editing by Kim Coghill and William Mallard)

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